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"Prosecutorial misconduct is a widespread issue in the American criminal justice system today. Unethical behavior by prosecutors has been a consistent, recurring issue for decades and only continues to worsen over time. Perhaps of most concern, prosecutorial misconduct often results in the wrongful convictions of innocent people. The inequity may take on many forms, including, but not limited to, withholding exculpatory evidence, encouraging false testimony, relying on phony forensic experts, and overstating the strength of the evidence during plea negotiations."