This article really should make people take a long look at their lives if they are engaged in illegal activities. It probably won't, because most criminals think they won't get caught and when they are caught, stoutly maintain their innocence, even if they were caught red handed. It's nearly always someone else's fault. The real perpetrator lied and this person was caught up in that, they say.
That's probably true in about one of every 10,000 cases. I'm not saying justice is always done, or even that the police always get it right, but most of the time, the person who is convicted of a felony is probably guilty of the crime. But that's why we have appeals courts -- so the possibly innocent will not be punished unjustly.