Wrongful Conviction

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Wrongly Convicted Woman Declared Innocent, Set To Collect $600K From State

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.


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Exonerated Woman Eager To Be Officially Declared Innocent By 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.


Former boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter died on April 20, 2014. (credit: Hamish Blair/Liaison)

Prizefighter ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Wrongly Imprisoned 19 Years, Dies At 76

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.


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Brian Banks Shares His Story With Students Following Wrongful Rape Conviction, Being Cut From NFL

Brian Banks is finding his calling as an inspirational speaker after having spent years in prison on a wrongful conviction.


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Man Enjoys Freedom After Spending 19 Years In Prison For Murder He Didn’t Commit

A man who spent 19 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit enjoyed his first full day of freedom on Tuesday.

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New Evidence May Clear Name Of Star Local Football Player Convicted Of Rape

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/28/2012

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Man Exonerated Of Murder After Spending 17 Years In Prison

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/04/2011