Colorado Widens Access to DNA Testing for Felony Convictions

A new Colorado state law increases eligibility for people convicted of felonies to receive DNA testing, providing a recourse for those who may have been falsely convicted, Hannah Metzger reports for Colorado Politics. Where before only people actively incarcerated were allowed access to testing, now people on felony parole, registered sex offenders, people who have completed their sentences, and people who were found not guilty by reason of insanity can receive DNA testing. The new law also permits courts to order DNA testing if there is a reasonable probability that the person would not have been convicted if DNA testing produced a favorable result at trial.


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