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Gov. Kate Brown signed into law on June 25, 2015 HB 3206, which improve access to DNA testing for those seeking to prove they were wrongly convicted by removing the incarceration requirement and by creating a fairer standard for accessing testing.
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The Massachusetts criminal justice system made a significant step toward preventing wrongful convictions last week. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court announced that, unless decided otherwise by the prosecution and the defense, judges will instruct jurors on criminal cases that people can have difficulty accurately identifying individuals of races different from their own, writes the Boston Globe. The court also authorized judges to include a cross-ethnic eyewitness identification instruction in appropriate circumstances. The purpose of the instructions is to help jurors to evaluate the accuracy of eyewitness identifications.
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