Over at The Huffington Post, former Reasoner
Radley Balko writes about a phenomenon he calls “the innocence
penalty”:Innocent people are much more likely to refuse to admit
to their crimes–before and after conviction. (Although it still
happens.) That “lack of remorse” often moves prosecutors to throw
the book at them, judges to give them longer sentences, and parole
boards to keep them behind bars for as long as
the whole thing.