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Up to 6 percent of inmates may be wrongfully convicted

Some Pennsylvanians are wrongfully convicted of crimes that they did not commit. While cases in which people have been exonerated by DNA for murder convictions have been reported, little information about the percentage of people who have been wrongfully convicted of other crimes is available.

Man gets prison sentence in child assault case

A 50-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years after being convicted on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor who was under the age of 11. According to South Carolina authorities, a welfare check was conducted at the man's residence in April 2015. While the check was being conducted, a child at the location said that she had been assaulted numerous times.

South Carolina police say drug suspect attempted to flee

Police in South Carolina have reported that a 22-year-old man accused of fleeing a check point during the early morning hours of April 28 has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. A background check is said to have revealed that the man has a raft of prior criminal convictions on charges including gun possession and breaking into vehicles.

Men charged after traffic stop yields drugs and guns

A traffic stop in South Carolina led to two men being taken into custody and charged with multiple offenses. The stop was made at about 2 a.m. on April 23 in Kershaw County. After officers made contact with the 36-year-old driver of a Chevy Equinox, it was determined that he was driving on a suspended license. An officer also noted that there was a gun in the vehicle.

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