In a Feb. 3 op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Colin Starger comments on the record number of wrongful convictions overturned in the United States last year. Starger says that the justice system is simply “overwhelmed” by a policy of mass incarcerations — and that the time is right for reform. Writes Starger: “The United States imprisons more people per capita than any other nation, with 2 million incarcerated at present. That crushing volume makes mistakes inevitable. Accuracy is impossible when police, prosecutors, public defenders and judges labor under impossible caseloads.”
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