Criminal Justice Reform With Jim and Nancy Petro
Since 1989, DNA evidence has exonerated 255 people in the United States. The average prison-term length among them? 13 years. In some cases, even with exonerating DNA evidence, the wrongfully imprisoned don’t just walk out of prison.
Former Ohio attorney general Jim Petro learned that sometimes, even when the evidence points toward not guilty, the innocent are prosecuted and serve time. He learned this the hard way, as the first sitting state attorney general to intervene on behalf of the accused in a case to exonerate them.
With his wife Nancy Petro, Jim has co-authored a new book: False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent.
Nancy Petro is a writer who has worked in marketing, publishing and business management.