Orlando Boquete was put in prison for rape and sexual assault because of a mistaken eyewitness identification. He escaped from prison and was on the run for 10 years before being caught and re-imprisoned. 23 years after his conviction, he was exonerated after DNA evidence proved his innocence.
James Holzrichter became a reluctant whistleblower after finding evidence of misconduct by his employer, Northrop Grumman. He became a pariah in his field, and eventually found himself unemployed and homeless.