Massachusetts 2017

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts 2017

Nearly 19,000 defendants had their convictions vacated and charges dismissed in 2017 after a chemist at the Massachusetts Crime Lab near Boston was found to have dry-labbed samples and breached several protocols to ensure quality control in testing.

  • State:
  • Number of Defendants: 18,900
  • Number of Defendants in Individual Registry: 0
  • Crimes:
  • Drug possession/sale
  • Earliest conviction:
  • Most Recent Conviction:
  • First Exoneration: 2013
  • Most Recent Exoneration: 2017
  • Total Known Compensation: Unknown