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Leo, a 16-year-old boy, was wrongfully convicted of murder in 2033, based on a coerced confession, faulty eyewitness testimony, and unreliable DNA evidence. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole, despite his claims of innocence and his lack of a criminal record. He spent 20 years in a harsh and overcrowded prison, where he suffered abuse, violence, and trauma.
In 2053, Leo’s case was reopened by a nonprofit organization that specialized in using technology and progressive policies to investigate and overturn wrongful convictions. The organization used advanced tools and methods, such as the blockchain, used to store and verify all records and evidence related to Leo’s case; AI that, as a powerful and impartial system, analyzes and evaluates all the data and info related to Leo’s case; augmented reality to recreate and simulate the crime scene, witnesses and suspects; and biometrics to measure and compare the physical and behavioral characteristics of Leo and the other suspects, such as their faces, fingerprints, voices, and movements, to confirm or exclude their involvement in the crime, and to detect and expose any signs of coercion, deception, or manipulation.
The organization found overwhelming and conclusive evidence that Leo was innocent, and that another suspect, who had a history of violence and a connection to the victim, was the actual killer. The organization then presented its evidence and arguments to the court, which included a virtual jury of randomly selected and diverse citizens, who had access to the same technology and information as the organization and the prosecution. The court also used a restorative justice approach, which involved the participation and input of Leo, the victim’s family, and the community, to address the harm, the needs, and the responsibilities of all parties.
The court unanimously exonerated Leo, and apologized for the injustice and the suffering he endured. The court also ordered the prosecution to retry the other suspect, and to review and reform its policies and practices to prevent and correct future wrongful convictions. The court also awarded Leo a substantial compensation, and offered him a range of services and support, such as counseling, education, employment, and housing, to help him reintegrate into society and rebuild his life.
Leo felt a mix of relief, joy, and anger, as he walked out of the prison, accompanied by his family, his friends, and his lawyers. He thanked the organization for its work and its dedication, and expressed his hope and his determination to start a new chapter in his life.