According to the Estimated Innocence Form, only actual innocence counts as suffering an injustice from the adversarial judicial system.
Those culpable on some level for misdeeds often get lumped together with more harmful offenders. Even if guilty of some misdeed, justice needs cannot resolve when convicted and incarcerated under false pretenses.
Criminal convictions can result from many perverse incentives and conflicts of interests inherent in the adversarial process. Consequently, your conviction may fall somewhere on the right side of this adjudication distribution curve.
There is more to justice than punishing egregious misdeeds; there can be no full justice without fully resolving justice needs. The measure of justice is not when law enforcement closes a case, but when all those involved can freely resolve their affected needs.
If everyone was defined by their worse deed, few would ever resolve their affected justice needs. This includes the worst deeds of prosecutors complicit in judicial overreach.
This is a space to admit the many imperfections of our judicial system and convey the costs in human lives. Less from a stance of anger and more from a conciliatory approach that engages the affected needs of us all.
Download the Estimated Innocence Form. Invest a little of your time to go through it and see how it calculates the level of likely innocence. A lower score could indicate over-adjudication to be addressed in its own special way. If that includes you, then this space is for you.
We want you to fully relate to our unique discussion about how to address faulty convictions that may not rise to a definition of wrongful conviction. We want to be inclusive of you and your affected needs. So when you are ready...