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Mark Craighead

Mark Craighead

Mark Craighead was convicted of manslaughter in Detroit, Michigan, in 2002. He was exonerated in 2022 after telephone records bolstered his alibi, and new evidence showed a pattern of misconduct by the officer who interviewed him. (Photo: The Detroit News)​
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Cedric Dent

Cedric Dent

In 1999. Cedric Dent was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was exonerated in 2022 because the prosecution and police failed to disclose evidence contradicting the eyewitness identification of Dent. (Photo​: Innocence Project New Orleans)
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Juan & Rosendo Hernandez

Juan & Rosendo Hernandez

In 2001, Juan Hernandez was sentenced to 86 years in prison without parole for a gang-related shooting in 1997 in Chicago that left one youth dead and another wounded. Juan and his brother, Rosendo Hernandez, who also was convicted and sentenced ​to 75 years without parole in 1999, were exonerated in 2022 by a witness who identified the real gunman and evidence that corrupt police officers framed them. (Photo: WGN-TV)
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James Irons

James Irons

In 1996, James Irons, Vincent Ellerbe, and Thomas Malik were convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a subway token-booth attendant. They were exonerated on July 15, 2022, after a re-investigation of their convictions uncovered new evidence of innocence, including evidence that they falsely confessed to the crime.(James Irons holds his great-nephew Michale after his conviction was overturned. Photo: Report Door)​
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