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Exonerated After 20 Years in Prison: One of the Most Compelling False Confession Stories of 2013

Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor, exonerated after two decades in prison. Photo: Center on Wrongful Convictions.

Steve Drizin of the Center on Wrongful Convictions has written a summary of important events in 2013 regarding false confessions.

Many innocent people confess to crimes they did not commit, because they are coerced or tricked during interrogation, or because they tell police what they believe they want to hear.

One of the most compelling stories of 2013 is that of Daniel Taylor, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Illinois in 1992 and spent more than two decades in prison before he was exonerated and freed last year. Continue reading Exonerated After 20 Years in Prison: One of the Most Compelling False Confession Stories of 2013