The bill is one of three bills sponsored by the Northern California Innocent Project, whose mission is to protect the rights of the innocent and to promote a fair criminal justice system.
Lucy Salcido Carter, the policy director of this non-profit, commented on how this will improve catching the guilty and protect the wrongfully convicted, “This bill helps prevent wrongful convictions by reducing the likelihood of a false confession, a common cause of wrongful conviction”. The law hopes to use the recorded interviews to provide evidence on falsely committed individuals and for the true confessions of guilty criminals.
The bill's objective is one of many steps to create a more sound judicial structure for criminal law in California .
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