U.S. Justice Department knowingly keeps innocent people in jail
The U.S. Justice Department says it can't be bothered to release dozens of legally innocent people they've imprisoned, reports USA Today
Justice Department officials said it is not their job to notify prisoners that they might be incarcerated for something that they now concede is not a crime. And although they have agreed in court filings that the men are innocent, they said they must still comply with federal laws that put strict limits on when and how people can challenge their convictions in court.
Innocent yet still imprisoned