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A Note on Steven Avery and the Netflix Series “Making a Murderer”

By Innocence Staff

Many of you have raised concern for the case of Steven Avery. As you have seen from the series, Making a Murderer, the criminal justice system is far from perfect. Cases like Avery are very complicated. As you will learn through the series, a member of the Innocence Network is currently looking into some aspects of his case.

While we know from the 336 DNA exonerations that innocent people are wrongly convicted and serve long prison terms for crimes they didn’t commit, we don’t know how many innocent people are in prison seeking to clear their names. Fortunately, the filmmakers behind

Making a Murderer 
are helping to shine a spotlight on some of the problems that plague the criminal justice system, like false confessions and government misconduct.


Learn more about wrongful convictions and what you can do to help fight them here.

1 Comment

  1. Rickard Mällström

    46yo man from Sweden. I saw “Making a murder” & I understand that you can tweak a story on TV & that I don`t have all the facts about the case but that was a horror show! A prosecutor `s role must always be to first find out the truth & then find the one that did the crime. But even with real critical eyes they did the opposite. Further more I think the justice system in the U.S. is out on thin ice, compare EU & US. In europe we have fewer percent of population in prison, lower murder rate, shorter sentences but most important NO death penalty. It`s murder. A state should never kill anyone no matter what, that`s not justice it`s revenge. If US wants less violence get rid of the weapons first. Btw I really think that Stephen Avery & his nephew are innocent to those crimes./

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