His release comes over 42 years after he was convicted of a triple homicide. It is the longest wrongful conviction in Missouri History and one of the longest in the country.

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction in the sixth trial in 2019 and found the district attorney had a “relentless, determined effort to rid the jury of black individuals” over the various trials. 


The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas exonerated Theophalis Wilson after 28 years in prison.


Prosecutors now admit that wrongful murder case of three exonerated Black men was riddled with holes.

Four men, dubbed the "Englewood Four," reached a $31 million settlement with Chicago for their wrongful conviction.

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Wilbert Jones, 65, was freed from prison after spending nearly 50 years behind bars for a crime he claims he didn’t commit.

Shaurn Thomas was serving a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit.

NewsOne Now continues its conversation with Gardner about the process of getting released from prison after serving 27 years.

Jimmie Gardner, a minor league baseball player for a Chicago Cubs farm team in West Virginia, was accused and charged with sexually assaulting a woman in 1987 and spent over 25 years in prison.

Derrick Deacon, 61, was wrongfully convicted in 1989 of robbing and killing a man based on a faulty eyewitness who received $1,000 in reward money.

Chicago prosecutors charged a man with a child's murder more than two decades after the crime. DNA evidence exonerated an inmate serving a life sentence for the murder.


Glenn Ford was freed last year after serving 30 years on Louisiana’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. If that wasn’t bad enough, he was denied cancer treatment for a condition that later became terminal while he was locked up, reports the Huffington Post. Now, in a final bit of indignation, the 65-year-old […]