DoJ Provides Federal Funding for Post-Conviction DNA Testing
The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a press release, "Department of Justice Provides States with Funding for Tests in Postconviction Cases," via MarketWatch. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced
$500,000 to the State of Texas to help defray costs associated with
reviewing cases where DNA testing and evidence may prove actual
innocence. Awarded by the DOJ's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the
funding is one of five competitive awards provided to Arizona,
Kentucky, Virginia, and Washington, totaling over $7.8 million.
testing has received significant attention in recent years with the
arrival of forensic DNA analysis," said OJP Acting Assistant Attorney
General Jeffrey L...continue to full post
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