We all know that an individual accused of committing a crime is innocent until proven guilty. However, since a long time ago, a lot of innocent people have been incarcerated and are already living most of their lives in prisons.
Check out the statistics below:
- According to the National Registry of Exonerations in its March 7, 2017 report, a total of 166 exonerations were made in the United States last 2016. This means that 166 individuals were released from imprisonment as they have been proven innocent from the crimes they have been accused of. This number is actually a record-breaker and the trend is gradually rising. (http://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Documents/Exonerations_in_2016.pdf)
- Race also seems to play a key factor in wrongful convictions. Did you know that black people are about 7 times more likely to suffer wrongful conviction for murder than white people? These black people also often spend longer time in prison, about 3 years, before they are exonerated.
- The data from the National Registry of Exonerations also point out that a lot of black people have been wrongfully convicted, yet are innocent from the crimes they are convicted for.
Even with these statistics, people in the society often have a stigma on individuals who have spent years in prison, whether these individuals are guilty or not. At Barnes & Sons, we aim to help get rid of such stigma by educating the members of the community about the reality of the situation.
Most especially, we understand how difficult it is for these wrongly convicted individuals to reintegrate into their communities. This is why we are here, offering our help via community migration, giving them the chance to slowly take back the lives that they have lost due to being accused of something that they did not do.
If you wish to help, we would be glad to discuss the ways on how you can do so by calling 678-886-1860 today.