At 10pm tonight, BBC4 will show A Death Row Tale: The Fear of 13, a 90-minute long documentary. The description in my TV guide:
After more than two decades on Death Row, Nick Yarris asked for all appeals to stop, and for his death sentence to be carried out. Then, the DNA testing that he had been requesting for years exonerated him. In a simple new film – composed largely of Yarris talking to the camera – he tells his terrible, but ultimately uplifting story.
‘Ultimately uplifting story’? The man spent over two decades on Death Row because the state wouldn’t fund a $100 DNA test. How many more such miscarriages of justice exist around the world? It must surely be a huge number, and the overwhelming majority of victims are men.