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Royal Clark Jr

Royal Clark Jr

In 2003, Royal Clark Jr. (pictured center, with his son Royal Clark III (left) and his father Royal Clark Sr (right)) was sentenced to 49 1/2 years in prison for robbing a Burger King in Terrytown, Louisiana. He was exonerated in 2019 with the help of the Innocence Project New Orleans when fingerprints left by the robber were identified as those of another man, who had been convicted of committing similar robberies in the area around the same time. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)
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Johnny Berry

Johnny Berry

In 1995, Johnny Berry (pictured with his wife, Qiana) was sentenced to life in prison for a murder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was exonerated in 2019 with the support of the Philadelphia Conviction Integrity Unit after his co-defendant admitted he falsely accused Berry of being involved in the crime.
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Eric Anderson (with Michigan Innocence Clinic Staff), Stanley Mozee (with, from left, John Nolley, Elizabeth Ramirez, and Anna Vasquez), Elgerie Cash and Jennifer Weathington, and Randy Liebich.
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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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