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exoneration and double jeopardy 8 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 1  
In certain circumstances, a convicted felon that challenges his/her conviction must convince a court that s/he is actually innocent in order to get any relief. Unfortunately, such judicial exonerations often fail to persuade prosecutors, who are generally free to retry prisoners who successfully challenge their convictions. There have been several instances in which prisoners have convinced courts of their innocence and overturned their convictions, only to have prosecutors bring the exact same charges against them a second time. My question is how does the Double Jeopardy Clause protects these exonerated defendants from the ordeal of a second prosecution?
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