Wednesday, May 21, 2008

DNA cleared them, but they'll never feel free

Eighteen people have been cleared by DNA in Dallas County after serving years in prison for crimes they didn't commit, but the story doesn't end at exoneration. They are released into a changed world, and it is a challenge to rebuild a life after so long. A CNN.com article and video explore the difficulty of life after exoneration, and profile Wiley Fountain, who was homeless and has now disappeared, and James Woodard, who was released last month and is working to rebuild his life.

Read complete article at cnn.com and watch video

Find out more about wrongly convicted at the homepage of the Innocence Project and about exonorated death row inmates at the homepage of Witness to Innocence

2 comments:

United States Criminal Justice Reform said...

The death Penalty needs to end. We are freeing innocent men that should have been not locked up to begin with. What right does America have to execute anyone? It certainly harms & hurts all of us. Executions must end.

Connie L. Nash said...

You are exactly right, us criminal justice reform representative! Suggest strategies, books, websites, blogsites with us...feel free to get in touch.

Connie Nash newlease7@yahoo.com