Thursday, April 27, 2006

The President's $1 Billion Effort to Support DNA testing

In 2001, the President proposed a $1 Billion effort to use DNA testing to solve cold cases and increase confidence in the convictions of those serving time or on death row for crimes where DNA evidence is available. Congress has funded more than $200 million in support of the initiative already. The plan allows not only for better use of DNA testing at trials, but also in post-conviction cases like Mr. Conner's. The President's efforts acknowledge that

DNA testing makes it possible to obtain conclusive results in cases in which previous testing had been inconclusive.

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