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Fewer Innocent Inmates Were Released From Prison In 2017, Study Says

Last year, 139 wrongfully convicted inmates were exonerated. That's a drop from 2016, when there were 171 cases, data from the National Registry of Exonerations shows.

No one knows how many people wrongfully convicted of crimes are in prison, but last year 139 of them were exonerated. That's a drop from 2016, when there were 171 such cases.

The numbers released today by the National

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