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Written Testimony Pertaining to the Case of the Beatrice Six Prepared for the Nebraska State Legislature

Nebraska recently became the focus of national attention with regards to the "Beatrice Six" case.  DNA evidence exonerated these six defendants and brought into the limelight a pending bill in the Nebraska legislature that would have provided at least $50,000 a year for each year of wrongful conviction to those who had served prison time.  SPSSI member Richard Wiener, Charles Bessey Professor of Law and Psychology and Director of the Law and Psychology Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Leah Skovran, a graduate student also at University of Nebraska, prepared written testimony for the Nebraska State Legislature Judiciary Committee.  To access their testimony in full, please follow the link.  To learn more about Richard and Leah's work, please visit the Science in Translation in Nebraska website.   


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