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Conviction Review Unit

Conviction Review Unit

  • DA Thompson Reynoso

    Brooklyn DA Thompson, left, & Council Member Reynoso (photo: @BrooklynDA)


    What is the price of winning? For prosecutors in wrongful conviction cases, it can be a life.

    Last year, there were a record 131 exonerations nationwide according to the National Registry of Exonerations. Of those exonerated, six were serving time on death row.

    During that same time period, six new Conviction Integrity Units (CIUs) were established at district attorney offices across

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