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Sophisticated DNA techniques are increasingly being used to reopen long-settled criminal cases. Some officials oppose this practice, saying death row inmates and others are just putting off their rightful sentences. Others say that DNA evidence so often proves the person behind bars is in fact guilty that such tests should be standard. A panel talks about post-conviction DNA testing.
- Mark Stolorow Cellmark Diagnostics
- Jim Dwyer columnist for the New York Daily News and co-author of "Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted" (Doubleday)
- Joshua Marquis District Attorney, Astoria Oregon also serves as a VP, National District Attorneys Association
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