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States Increasingly Changing DNA Laws to Ensure Accurate Results

State lawmakers across the country are adopting broad changes to criminal justice procedures as a response to the exoneration of more than 200 convicts through the use of DNA evidence. All but eight states now give inmates varying degrees of access to DNA evidence that might not have been available at the time of their convictions. Many states are also overhauling the way witnesses identify suspects, crime labs handle evidence and informants are used.

Exoneration Using DNA Brings Change in Legal System, New York Times, October 1, 2007.