youth convictions

Terrill Swift's experience as a 17-year old shows how Illinois could lead nation in overturned convictions

The Chicago Reporter

You can deny the crime and die in jail with a 100-year sentence. Or you can cooperate and go home tonight.

Those were the options laid out for then-17-year-old Terrill Swift in 1994, after being accused of the rape and murder of 30-year-old Nina Glover in Englewood.

After hours of interrogation and ultimatums, Swift signed a full confession for a crime he didn’t commit.

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