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The Number of Innocent People on Death Row is Unknown

According to a report by the National Academy of Sciences,

4% of those on death row are innocent. 

There are approximately 2,500 people on death row in the United States.

Therefore, about 100 people sentenced to death are innocent.

Even one innocent life lost is one too many.

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Sedley Alley case

Sedley Alley was executed in 2006 by the state of Tennessee, despite strong innocence claims. Now DNA evidence could prove his innocence. This would provide definitive proof of what is already largely suspected - we have executed the innocent.

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