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An investigation by Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions found that wrongful convictions of 85 men and women in Illinois has cost taxpayers more than $214 million, and imprisoned innocent people for 926 years. Meanwhile, the real perpetrators committed nearly 100 felonies. Read the report, and hear reporter John Conroy discuss it on "Eight Forty-eight" this morning.

 
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