Jackson County 'Conviction Integrity' Unit Criticized By Dead-Tree Media

The Kansas City Star offers sketchy criticism to start the week.

Perspective . . .

There are many problems with the criminal justice system in Kansas City proper . . . The number of convicts we DON'T let back out on the street IS NOT one of them.

Here's the counterpoint . . .

"The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office operates a conviction integrity unit  . . . But local attorneys and advocates say the unit, or CIU, has failed to take seriously its mission to correct wrongs in the criminal justice system. The unit does not follow several recommendations made by national experts: It does not have written policies; attorneys who work in the CIU are primarily tasked with prosecutorial duties; and the unit has a high barrier for accepting a case."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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