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11 Investigates: Conviction integrity units - Why are these gaining footholds nationwide, and what would it take to start one here?
Valerie Newman, director of Wayne County, Michigan's Conviction Integrity Unit, says CIUs can be a safeguard and a way for prosecutors to fix mistakes and restore wrongly shattered lives. 'There are plenty of prosecutors out there who don’t acknowledge that mistakes get made, and things can never get better,' Newman says. 'You really have to wonder what is going on in an office like that - where prosecutors aren’t willing to look at things and see ‘how can we do things better'?'