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Incarceration

Marvin Anderson

Marvin Anderson went to prison after being wrongfully convicted of violently assaulting a white woman. When DNA evidence excluded him from the crime 15 years later, he was exonerated, becoming the 99th person in the U.S. to be exonerated due to DNA evidence gathered post-conviction.

Jeffrey Deskovic

Jeffrey Deskovic was 16 years old when he was arrested for the murder of a female classmate he hardly knew. Although he was innocent, he was convicted of murder and spent the next decade and a half in prison. He was exonerated at age 34, robbed of most of his early adult life. 

Johnnie Lindsey

Johnnie Lindsey spent 26 years behind bars for another man’s crime. Wrongfully imprisoned at age 30, he was finally exonerated because of DNA evidence when he was 56.

Julie Baumer

Julie Baumer was caring for her infant nephew when she noticed he was acting strange. She took him to the hospital, and what was actually a childhood stroke was mistaken for shaken baby syndrome. Julie was put in prison for hurting the child. Six years later, she was exonerated.

Charles Chatman

Charles Chatman served one of the longest prison sentences ever for an innocent man. He was behind bars 27 years before he was exonerated for a crime he did not commit. 

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