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Some have argued that the execution of people with mental retardation constitutes cruel and unusual punishment as it pertains to the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Calculating this rate would then give an approximate, albeit low estimate of the real false conviction rate.
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That means innocent people are languishing behind bars, according to the study.
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