Exonerations for false convictions in the U.S. are more common than previously believed, and Illinois is leading the nation in terms of numbers.  The newly unveiled National Registry of Exonerations shows more than two-thousand people have been exonerated for crimes they were falsely convicted of over the past 23 years.  

More than one-thousand of those exonerations were the result of investigations into police corruption cases.  Besides Illinois, New York, Texas, California and Michigan also topped the list.

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