"I welcome this measure of justice after so many years," said Robert Jones, 48, community outreach director for Orleans Public Defenders.
The Bronx man is getting the payout after a coerced confession and wrongful conviction for his mother's murder.
When an innocent man was finally freed after a year in prison, he was shocked to receive a bill for his "stay" at the facilities.
Dr. Ilaria Capua's story and the race to find a coronavirus vaccine both illustrate how important open science is, but also how easily things can go wrong, either because the science is misunderstood—or because people are actually acting outside the contours of the law.
Harrell was imprisoned for four years and spent over two decades as a registered sexual offender because of being wrongfully convicted on a 1988 charge of raping a 17-year-old girl in a parking lot.
Director Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the events into a limited-run series for Netflix is credited with catalyzing the most recent examination of Fairstein's record.
Demetrius Johnson has become the twentieth person exonerated of a crime for which he was allegedly framed by a retired police detective from Chicago, Reynaldo Guevara.
"I didn't deserve any of that stuff that you all did to me," John Bunn said.
The state with the highest number of exonerations was Texas, with 54, followed by New York with 17 and Illinois with 13.
#FreeAmir campaign posts new video and heightens efforts to bring former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati home as Iranian delegation arrives in New York
Convicted of a murder in Brooklyn that happened when he was at Walt Disney World, Jonathan Fleming is a free man, but he is broke and jobless