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Paul Madison

Paul Madison

In 1991, Paul Madison was sentenced to 50 years in prison for a murder in Baltimore, Maryland. He was exonerated in 2021 based on evidence pointing to other suspects that prosecutors had failed to disclose to Madison's trial attorney. (Photo: Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project)
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John Oliva

John Oliva

John Oliva, a police officer in Suffolk County, New York, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct in 2014. Oliva was exonerated in 2021 after an investigation showed that corrupt police and a prosecutor fraudulently obtained a wiretap against him and threatened him because he was talking to the media about problems in the police department. (Photo: Newsday)
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Coming in 2022

Coming in 2022

In order to increase its impact on criminal justice reform, the National Registry of Exonerations plans to hire an Executive Director who will be its first ever fulltime senior manager.
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Shaun Jenkins

Shaun Jenkins

​Shaun Jenkins (center) with his legal team from the Committee for Public Service Counsel Innocence Program: Investigator Rob Selevitch; Legal Fellow Nicole Collins (left); attorney and Director Lisa Kavanaugh (right). Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2005 for the murder of his cousin in Boston, Massachusetts. He was exonerated in 2021 based on evidence pointing to another suspect that the prosecution failed to disclose.​
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Devonia Inman

Devonia Inman

Devonia Inman hugs his mother, Dinah Ray. Inman was sentenced to life in prison for a murder in Adel, Georgia. He was exonerated in 2021, after DNA testing linked a mask worn in the crime to another suspect and a jailhouse informant recanted his testimony that Inman had admitted to the crime. (Photo: Curtis Compton/Zumapress.com)



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