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From the Ted Talk by Ronald Sullivan: How I help free innocent people from prison

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Let me give you a little bit of _______. So about three years ago, I got a call from the Brooklyn District Attorney. He asked whether I'd be interested in designing a program called a "conviction review unit." So I said yes. A conviction review unit is essentially a unit in a prosecutor's office where ___________ look at their past _____ to determine whether or not they made mistakes. Over the course of the first year, we found about 13 ________ ___________, people having been in jail for decades, and we released all of them. It was the most in New York history. The program is still going on, and they're up to 21 releases now — 21 ______ who spent significant time behind bars.

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  1. convictions
  2. context
  3. cases
  4. people
  5. prosecutors
  6. wrongful

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Let me give you a little bit of context. So about three years ago, I got a call from the Brooklyn District Attorney. He asked whether I'd be interested in designing a program called a "conviction review unit." So I said yes. A conviction review unit is essentially a unit in a prosecutor's office where prosecutors look at their past cases to determine whether or not they made mistakes. Over the course of the first year, we found about 13 wrongful convictions, people having been in jail for decades, and we released all of them. It was the most in New York history. The program is still going on, and they're up to 21 releases now — 21 people who spent significant time behind bars.

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