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Law’s Michael Benza says there are still a lot of innocent people in prison today due to lack of access to appeal lawyers

Did former prosecutor’s policy land innocent people in prison?
WEWSMichael Benza, senior instructor of law, said years of limited discovery in criminal cases—and the guilty convictions that followed—have left innocent people still sitting in prison today. “It is unfortunately a probably fairly common denominator among exonerations,” Benza said, adding that because many people in prison don’t have access to appeals lawyers, there’s no way to determine the scope of the problem.