Ryan ButlerFinality over FairnessBy Tricia BushnellThe role of innocence in the criminal justice system. Tricia Is with the MIP representing folks injail for crimes that they didn’t commit. The current system values finality over fairness. After a trial youhave 90 days to come forward with new evidence not previously examined to prove your innocence.Through the duration of those ninety days you are in jail with no money, phone, and limited resources.Innocence is not a legal claim you can make in court. 2 states execute people USA and Somalia. Thesystem is built to convict and incentivizes pleas and bargains. The Memphis 3 is a prime example wherethey all took the plea for a lesser punishment but this is not just or right. Forensic science is outdatedinaccurate and unreliable. Fingerprints are not unique and evidence of this is portrayed in the LondonBombings through the cognitive bias of the fingerprint analysts. Eye witness is still relied on today and isthe leading cause for wrongful convictions this needs to be revised.