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.

Wu-Tang associate Grant Williams will get a $7 million settlement after spending 23 years in prison over a 1996 murder he didn't commit.

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. 


One of the men who was wrongfully convicted of killing Malcolm X is suing the state of New York following his exoneration.


Author Alice Sebold publicly apologized Tuesday to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir 'Lucky' and said she was struggling with the role she played “within a system that sent an innocent man to jail.”

A 65-year-old Chicago man found out the hard way that being in the wrong place at the wrong time could land you in jail for a year after police-issued gunshot detector ShotSpotter identified him as the shooter in a crime he didn't commit but was simply driving near.

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.

Cedric Willis had every reason to live. In 1994, when he was 19, the Mississippi man was wrongfully convicted in a rape and murder case, though the witness couldn’t even agree on the details of the crime. Willis would ultimately spend 12 years in jail and like so many other wrongfully convicted men, he’d do some […]

Kansas has agreed to pay $1.1 million to 42-year-old Richard Anthony Jones who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he says was committed by someone who looks just like him. This is the first lawsuit filed under the mistaken-conviction statute, which provides compensation to people who are wrongly imprisoned, reports the Atlanta […]