Sometimes the more you know about wrongful convictions in the United States and around the world, the more helpless you feel. And it is true: wrongful convictions are a tough thing to swallow, no matter how you slice or dice it.
However there are some real, tangible things that we all can do to take action, make a difference, and replace feelings of helplessness with feelings of hope – the kind of things that, as the men of TESTED show, can accomplish the impossible.
Here are just some ways that you can help:
1. Connect with a local innocence project organization. Go to www.innocencenetwork.org for more information.
2. Learn about the laws in your state and what can be done to improve them.
3. Contact your local media groups and encourage them to write about this subject.
4. Know where your elected officials stand on the issue of DNA retention and let them know where you stand, too.
5. Get your friends and family involved. Let them know what you have learned and help them to start taking action with you.