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NCCJD is committed to revealing the many forms injustice takes in the lives of people with disabilities who come into the criminal justice system. Those accused of crimes they did not commit often face the greatest injustice of all, some losing their very lives when they are lead to make false confessions. Robert Perske, author, advocate and long-term supporter of The Arc, compiled a list of people with intellectual disabilities who gave false confessions to begin documenting these otherwise hidden away cases, to show how often false confessions are occurring, and tell the stories of innocent people who are being executed. Please help NCCJD bring attention to this serious problem in America’s criminal justice system. Review Perske’s List to learn more about the issue, and use our form to submit the names of others with intellectual or developmental disabilities who have given false, coerced confessions. Their stories must be heard.


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