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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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Interactive Data Display

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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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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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Dennis Allen and Stanley Mozee

Dennis Allen and Stanley Mozee

In 2000, Stanley Mozee and Dennis Allen were sentenced to life in prison for murder in Dallas, Texas. They were exonerated in 2019, after DNA tests failed to link them to the crime, witnesses recanted testimony that implicated both men, and evidence showed the police and prosecution concealed evidence. (Photo from Left: Stanley Mozee, Dallas CIU Chief Cynthia Garza, Dallas DA John Creuzot, Innocence Project Attorney Nina Morrison, and Dennis Allen)
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