BOSTON — A rally was held Sunday to assist the women and men who’ve been wrongly convicted of crimes in Suffolk County. The rally was sponsored by the New England Innocence Undertaking.
The group stated the variety of wrongfully convicted individuals in Suffolk County is alarming and plenty of are the results of police misconduct and racism.
In line with the New England Innocence Undertaking, practically half of all wrongful convictions in Massachusetts happen in Suffolk County.
“Most individuals once they see somebody go to jail, they mechanically assume they’ve finished one thing unsuitable, however that will not be the case. We’ve got to truly have a look at each case, each individual one-by-one to comprehend in the event that they actually belong within the incarceration system within the first place,” stated Rep. Liz Miranda. “Individuals which are incarnated are usually not throw away individuals.”
Miranda stated Black persons are eight instances extra more likely to go to jail in Massachusetts whereas making up lower than 20% of your entire inhabitants.