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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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Steven Lopez

Steven Lopez

Steven Lopez pled guilty to robbery in 1991 as one of the defendants in the Central Park Jogger case. His co-defendants were exonerated in 2002. Twenty years later, Lopez was exonerated after a review of his conviction showed it was contaminated by false confessions and misleading forensic evidence. (Photo: Reuters)​
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Arthur Almendarez

Arthur Almendarez

Arthur Almendarez, John Galvan and Francisco Nanez were sentenced to life in prison for setting a fire in Chicago, Illinois that killed two people and injured three others in 1986. They were exonerated in 2022 based on evidence that Chicago police physically assaulted them until they falsely confessed.(Photo: Ray Abercrombie for the Innocence Project)​
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John Galvan

John Galvan

Arthur Almendarez, John Galvan and Francisco Nanez were sentenced to life in prison for setting a fire in Chicago, Illinois that killed two people and injured three others in 1986. They were exonerated in 2022 based on evidence that Chicago police physically assaulted them until they falsely confessed.(Photo: Ray Abercrombie/Innocence Project)​
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Francisco Nanez

Francisco Nanez

Arthur Almendarez, John Galvan and Francisco Nanez were sentenced to life in prison for setting a fire in Chicago, Illinois that killed two people and injured three others in 1986. They were exonerated in 2022 based on evidence that Chicago police physically assaulted them until they falsely confessed.​
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