Desmond Ricks, a Detroit man that spent 25 years in prison after cops allegedly framed him for murder, will get a $7.5 million settlement.

The latest person being added to the exonerated list is 61-year-old Joaquin Ciria, a San Francisco Black man that spent 32 years in prison after being convicted for shooting and killing his friend.

A Chicago man serving 54 years for a gang-related shooting saw his prison sentence come to an end last week after it was discovered that his twin brother committed the murder all along.

A 74-year-old Black woman named Joyce Watkins can attest to being wrongfully convicted of a crime she didn't commit only to be exonerated after spending over two-and-a-half decades behind bars.

43-year-old Devonia Inman was finally able to call himself a free man after spending two-and-a-half decades at Augusta State Medical Prison for a crime he always claimed to be innocent of. 

60-year-old Curtis Crosland of Philadelphia experienced an unfortunately common atrocity after spending over 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, eventually being exonerated with evidence that was on file in the system for just as long as he was behind bars.


BALTIMORE (AP) — Three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated Monday in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were released from custody hours after a judge cleared their convictions and prosecutors dropped the charges. They were teenagers when they […]


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judicial panel ruled Thursday that a mentally ill man who wore a Superman-like cape in police interviews and compared himself to Dracula did not kill a North Carolina college student in a dorm 40 years ago. Three judges declared James Blackmon, 66, innocent in the death of Helena Payton, who […]


RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man wrongly convicted of murdering his lover two decades ago has been exonerated and new arrests have been made in the case, authorities said Monday. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced the arrests of Googie Harris and Joaquin Leal in the 1998 strangling of Terry Cheek, whose […]

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After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James…