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  • Mishandling of DNA led to Wrongful Conviction The mishandling of DNA evidence has led to a change in how the forensic evidence of Nevada prisoners is handled once they enter the state’s Department of Corrections. DNA swabs are now matched against all cases whether they are solved or unsolved. Officials hope this requirement will help uncover instances in which prisoners have been sentenced due to inaccurate results from this forensic testing. After a robbery in 2001, Dwayne Jackson and his cousin Howard Grissom were accused of participating in a robbery. Police obtained DNA from the scene and matched it against samples from the two men; however, the samples were mislabeled at the crime lab. This resulted in Jackson being arrested

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