Warning: This story is not about America’s criminal-justice system.
At the modern intersection of Islamophobia and the Black Lives Matter movement resides Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), the now forgotten civil rights activist and revolutionary leader who, 16 years ago this year, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky…
One hundred and ten years.
David Robinson has already spent almost 20 years of his life in prison for a murder he did not commit.
Lawrence McKinney, 61, was given $1 million in compensation Wednesday after DNA evidence cleared him of a wrongful 1978 conviction for rape and burglary. He spent nearly 32 years in prison before being freed in 2009, according to HuffPost.
Malcolm Alexander, who was just 21 years old when he was wrongfully convicted of aggravated rape and sentenced to life in Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola), was released from prison Monday after Jefferson Parish Judge June Darensburg overturned his conviction.
Thirty years ago, three men broke into a Brooklyn, N.Y., Burger King, robbing the store and gang-raping an 18-year-old worker who had been closing up the eatery.
A federal jury awarded a Baltimore man $15 million after he spent more than two decades wrongly incarcerated for murder.
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 5:35 p.m. EST: Many of you have asked how you can help Wilbert Jones. This fundraising page, which the Innocence Project New Orleans sent us, has been set up to help Jones “rebuild his life after 45 years of wrongful incarceration.”
Doctored evidence caused one Detroit man to serve 25 years in prison for a murder. Now that man, 51-year-old Desmond Ricks, is filing a lawsuit seeking more than $100 million, claiming that officers deliberately framed him by switching out bullets to convict him.
The time is 1980. The place is the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in New York City. The man is 18-year-old Colin Warner. It’s a familiar scenario. An unarmed black man is walking through his own neighborhood, minding his business, when, within the blink of an eye, his whole life changes. Police officers pull up,…
Ledura Watkins has spent his entire adult life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. On Thursday, after some 41 years behind bars, Watkins, now 61, walked out of Michigan’s Wayne County Jail after his conviction was overturned.
All charges against a Detroit man were dropped Thursday after he spent some 25 years in prison.
Twenty-four years ago, Shaurn Thomas was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, but on Tuesday, he walked out of the State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Pa., an innocent man.
In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four.
File this under “Our messed-up justice system just righted an incredible wrong”: A man who spent 20 years behind bars for a gas station shooting he didn’t commit was freed Tuesday by a Los Angeles County judge.
A new report from the National Registry of Exonerations has confirmed what we already knew (I know most of y’all ain’t surprised): Black people are more likely to be wrongfully convicted than their white counterparts, and they are also more likely to spend a longer time behind bars before they are exonerated.
Keith Cooper is still getting used to being an officially pardoned man. It’s only been a day, after all, since new Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb removed the wrongfully placed stain from his record, a stain put there because of a violent armed robbery Cooper did not commit, but for which he spent nearly a decade in prison.
A Tennessee man is fighting to receive rightful compensation after wrongfully spending more than 30 years in prison, CBS News reports.