Christopher Abernathy spent almost three decades in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit. His sentence was vacated last year thanks to DNA evidence, now he’s suing the people who helped put him in prison.
Binging episodes of Serial or Making A Murderer may be only a guilty pleasure for most, but some experts say the popularity of investigative crime shows can actually be linked to real changes in exoneration rates.
Some people say the low level offender is a myth, or at the very least, a designation without a clear definition. So, what could that mean for the discussion we’re having about decreasing the nation's prison population?