Convictions by non-unanimous juries were banned in 2020. What happens to those imprisoned by them?
03.28.2021 - By PBS NewsHour - Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1972 that non-unanimous juries--those that convict a defendant with a split decision--are a violation of the 6th Amendment. But a loophole, until recently, allowed two states to maintain the practice. Special Correspondent Tom Casciato looks at the roots of split-jury verdicts and what faces those convicted by them. This segment is part of our series "Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders