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660 prosecutors committed misconduct. How many were disciplined?

Food for thought about the power of Prosecutors.

The vast majority of prosecutors perform their duties in good faith with the aim to fulfill their constitutional and legal obligations. However, like the rest of us, they are susceptible to stress, biases, and mistakes. And some prosecutors deliberately break the law in their zeal to win convictions. Startlingly, given the broad powers of the job, there are almost no adequate systems in place to keep errors and misconduct by prosecutors in check. In fact, prosecutors are rarely held accountable even for intentional misconduct.

Take our quiz and see how much you know about the implications of prosecutorial misconduct.

Thank you for your support,

The Innocence Project Team

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