Minnesota is now receiving applications for potential cases of wrongful convictions. It’s through a partnership with the Minnesota Innocence Project…

“The success of the conviction review unit will not be measured in terms of numbers alone, or of cell doors, we unlock or records we erase, or when injustice occurs the sentences we reduce, the success will be measured by improving community trust in the criminal justice system.”

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says the first-of-its-kind program in the state is funded by a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Justice Department. The new unit will also attempt to determine frequent causes of wrongful convictions to prevent such cases and potentially identify who actually committed the crime in some cases.