Federal Judge: Our Criminal Justice System Punishes Many Who Are Innocent

Jed S. Rakoff is a U.S. District Court Judge for the ­Southern District of New York.

In a recent piece in the The New York Review of Books, the judge takes a long look at why innocent people plead guilty to crimes they never committed.

It is a long but rewarding read, so we’re sharing it here.

Published by nufearless

Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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