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How Do You Compensate Someone Falsely Imprisoned?

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Host Naimah Latif

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False evidence and forced confessions from police torture have long tainted the criminal justice system, making many innocent citizens vulnerable to false iimprisonment. Terrence Anderson, whose brother Tywan Anderson along with Lamont Johnson and Anthony Ross, spent 11 years in jail after police falsified evidence to convict them. Former police officer Douglas Palmer came forward after his conscience pricked him for 11 years, prompting him to expose the truth: Police coerced a jail inmate to give false testimony.  Terrence Anderson discusses this case and the upcoming bond hearing April 2nd for the three still serving time. Also,wrongly convicted and forced to serve 32 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, civil rights advocate Andre Davis speaks out about his ordeal and the DNA testing laws which finally freed him from the nightmare of being falsely accused and imprisoned. He discusses the flaws in the criminal justice system that allows misconduct from prosecutors and even judges. He reflects on how to compensate innocent people who have spent years behind bars.  

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