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Cedric Willis, who was arrested in 1994 and charged with murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault, and was exonerated 12 years later, said police departments and prosecutors have all they money they need to lock people up. However, it's often in cases like his, where the justice system failed, that officials claim inadequate funding exists to correct the system's mistakes.

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