Last summer there were a few cases where innocent people were convicted because of faulty fingerprinting analysis at the LAPD. Those were caught and the people were released and all was right with the world. Except maybe not. Turns out this might be more than 1 or 2 errors, and in fact up to 1,000 cases need to be looked into as they could possibly have had bad evidence based on bad fingerprint analysis – which means it’s possible that people who didn’t have anything to do with a crime were convicted of it and have been sitting in jail for it. The good news is that this is coming out and will be corrected, the bad news is that it happened in the first place.