Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” – Sir William Blackstone. Below are quick clicks on global cases of wrongful convictions…
The United States of America incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Currently, the prison population stands at roughly 2.2 million, with the figures showing that nearly 1 in every 100 adults in the USA is behind bars.
It was argued in the Constitutional Court, that the South African Police Service (SAPS) did not have the power to investigate claims against humanity committed in Zimbabwe if the perpetrators were not in South Africa.
"At least 11 million people are sitting in prisons and detention centres around the world. And with the global population continuing to rise, prison population numbers are only going to swell in the coming decades. Let's explore how justice is meted out around the world"