Jurisprejudice: Acknowledging the Factor of Race in The Legal System, A Discussion on Wrongful Conviction


  • Jovanni Toussaint


Fifteen, twenty-five, ten, fourteen, five, thirty-five. Any person maynotice this array of digits and may not know what to make of it, essentially appearing as a display of subjectivity. To a specific group of individuals these numbers hold profound significance. This series of numbers represents something taken away from them, time, years from their lives. Many people see time as the most valuable thing a human being has, our lives are finite after all. Depending on an individual’s perception of the concept, one of the most egregious actions that could deprive a person of time is the wrongful arrest and conviction of the accused.