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Elmer Daniels

Elmer Daniels

Elmer Daniels (pictured left, after he walked out of prison) was convicted in 1980 of rape. The charges were dismissed in 2018 after the hair analysis used to convict him was discredited, and new evidence refuted testimony about a witness's initial identification of Daniels. (Photo: TML Communications)
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Kendrick Scott and Justly Johnson

Kendrick Scott and Justly Johnson

In 2000, Justly Johnson and Kendrick Scott were sentenced to life in prison for murder in Detroit, Michigan. They were exonerated in 2018 when an eyewitness - the son of the victim - said they were not involved and two other witnesses recanted their trial testimony. (Pictured from left: Imran Syed, assistant director Michigan Innocence Clinic; Kendrick Scott, Dave Moran, director Michigan Innocence Clinic; Justly Johnson)
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Josiah Galloway, Wilbert Jones, John Nolley, and Horace Roberts.
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Clemente Aguirre

Clemente Aguirre

In 2006, Clemente Aguirre-Jarquin was sentenced to death for murdering two women in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He was exonerated in 2018 by DNA tests and admissions by the real killer.
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