Two thousand, four hundred thirty-three prisoners. A total of 21,290 years lost.
According to the National Registry of Exonerations, that’s how many people nationwide have been sentenced for a crime they didn’t commit, then later found innocent. Last year alone, there 151 exonerations nationwide and six in California.
Chesa Boudin, a candidate for SF district attorney, says “One exoneration is too many.” He is offering a plan to change those numbers.