Hiding Evidence of Innocence


New rules in South Carolina require prosecutors to share evidence of innocence if they find it for a person that they prosecuted. They can no longer sit on this evidence, which implies that they have in the past.

This comes from changes to the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct. It requires that prosecutors disclose any “credible, material” evidence that a defendant was wrongfully convicted. Two dozen other states have rules like this.

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