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It's interesting to look at if this article is fiction or non-fiction. It is certainly amazing writing with a strong message, but seems to be so strange to be non-fiction.

Then again, I knew about some of this from the excellent Illustrated Guide to Criminal Justice, so I wasn't totally surprised.

In the end, does it even matter if it happened?

If it's fiction, it's meaningless, as the anecdotes about jurors' lack of care were the most devastating parts.

That said, I would absolutely without a doubt believe this story based on my limited interactions with the general public.

    In the end, does it even matter if it happened?
Yes, a man could have been sent to prison for a murder where reasonable doubt exists about whether or not he did it.

Gee, if only there was a signed confession. Oh wait.

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