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Charles Ray Finch

Charles Ray Finch

In 1976, Charles Ray Finch (pictured with his two daughters, Katherine Jones-Bailey and Christina Sauls-Shelley) of Wilson, North Carolina, was sentenced to death for murder. He was exonerated in 2019 after new evidence undermined the only eyewitness who identified Finch, as well as the ballistics that connected him with the shooting. (Photo: Drew C Wilson/The Wilson Times)
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Terrence Hayes

Terrence Hayes

In 2000, Terrence Haynes was sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder in Kankakee, Illinois despite his claim that he was acting in self-defense. He was exonerated in 2019, after a witness admitted that he testified falsely that the victim did not have a gun. (Photo: Kankakee Daily Journal)
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Huwe Burton, Catina Curley, Eric Blackmon, and David Bryant.
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Terrance Lewis

Terrance Lewis

In 1999, Terrance Lewis (pictured hugging his nephew Sharif Thornton, in West Philadelphia, after Terrance was released from prison on May 22, 2019) was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a murder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was exonerated in 2019 after a witness and two of the real criminals said he was not involved in the crime. (Photo: Jessica Griffin/Philadelphia Inquirer)
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