It’s no wonder 95 percent of all defendants accept plea offers. Or that, according to the National Registry of Exonerations, 15 percent of all exonerees — people convicted of crimes later proved to be innocent — originally pleaded guilty. That share rises to 49 percent for people exonerated of manslaughter and 66 percent for those exonerated of drug crimes. –

Focusing on the major crimes with near 50% and greater innocent peopled pleading guilty, we have a problem. Using machine learning we can help public defenders and the defendants themselves mount a better defense. #machinelearning #defense #innocent #criminaldefense

Opinion | How to make an innocent client plead guilty