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The publicity attendant to a witness’s recantation of an earlier inculpatory statement, where the recantation is believed to be in accordance with the facts, has led the prosecutor to support the defense motion to vacate the conviction of those wrongfully incarcerated. See Ronald Sullivan, “How Brooklyn’s Conviction Review Unit Became a National Model,” Kings County Politics, Aug. 25, 2017; Andrew Denney, “Queens DA Firm in Refusal to Open Conviction Review Unit,” New York Law Journal, March 1, 2017; “Manhattan District Attorney Creates Wrongful Convictions Unit,” Innocence Project.

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