NYC has the third-highest wrongful conviction rate. A bill that stalled in the state Senate would have fixed that through post-conviction relief.


New York City has the third-highest number of wrongful convictions in the nation, and barriers such as current state laws make it harder for innocent people who plead guilty and don’t have the benefit of DNA evidence to challenge their convictions in court.

A bill that passed the state Assembly, but stalled in the state Senate, would’ve allowed individuals convicted of a crime to petition the court for post-conviction relief if DNA evidence emerges.

More from Around New York