A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn’t commit was declared factually innocent Friday, clearing the way for her to collect about $600,000 in compensation from the state.
Susan Mellen wants a formal declaration of innocence because it would force the state to pay her about $600,000 for her years of incarceration.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
Brian Banks is finding his calling as an inspirational speaker after having spent years in prison on a wrongful conviction.
A man who spent 19 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit enjoyed his first full day of freedom on Tuesday.
A former local football star who once had a full scholarship to USC and dreams of the NFL is fighting to clear his name. Brian Banks’ dreams all ended when he was convicted of raping a classmate when he was just 16 years old.
Obie Anthony spent 17 long years in prison for a murder in South Los Angeles. Now, Anthony has been exonerated and he walked out of prison Tuesday night into the arms of his fiancee and family.