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In 2018, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner established the Philadelphia Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) in his office—a unit set up by Krasner to investigate claims of innocence and wrongful convictions. Krasner’s CIU has exonerated twenty-two wrongfully convicted persons.
 
According to the National Registry of Exonerations, there are roughly 86 CIUs in district attorneys’ offices in more than 3,000 counties


On September 1, 2021, a new law will go into effect in the state of Texas that is the first of its kind: House Bill 1540.
 
This new law makes it a felony to purchase sex in the state. In the past, it wasn’t technically illegal to buy sex in Texas. Now, if you do, you can be charged

Following the horrendous kidnapping and murder of nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford in 2005, Florida enacted Jessica’s Law. The statute was intended to create tough penalties for sex offenders, such as 25-year minimum sentences for certain offenses and a lifetime of electronic monitoring for crimes against a child under 12. Following Florida’s lead, 46 states have adopted some version of Jessica’s Law.  
 

The National Registry of Exonerations (“NRE”) is a combined project of the University of Michigan Law School, Michigan State University College of Law, and the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society. “The Registry collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about all known exonerations of innocent criminal defendants in the United States, from 1989 to the present.”