Wrongful conviction

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DNA preservation in felony cases is something 35 states require, but Washington State isn’t one of them. A bill being considered in Olympia would change that.

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Since 2008, four prisoners in Washington State have been exonerated through DNA testing and other evidence. Advocates for granting them compensation say it’s the right thing to do, even in tough budgetary times.

Of the four wrongfully convicted men, Alan Northrop did the most time behind bars. Now that he’s out, he’s trying to put the pieces of his life back together.