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TERMAINE HICKS

TERMAINE HICKS

In 2002, Termaine Hicks of Philadelphia was convicted of sexual assault after suffering three gunshot wounds that police inflicted during his arrest. He was exonerated in 2020 after an investigation by his attorneys and the Philadelphia DA's Conviction Integrity Unit showed that Hicks had been trying to aid the victim, and that police officers had shot him in the back and then lied about his involvement with the rape. (Photo: Jason E. Miczek / AP Images for the Innocence Project)
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RODERICK JOHNSON

RODERICK JOHNSON

In 1997, Roderick Johnson was sentenced to death for a double murder in Reading, Pennsylvania. The following year, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a separate murder. He was exonerated of all three murders in 2020 because the prosecution had failed to disclose police reports showing that the star witness had lied about his criminal background. (Photo courtesy of attorney Jay Nigrini)
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Leonard Cure

Leonard Cure

In 2004, Leonard Cure was sentenced to life in prison for the armed robbery of a Walgreens in Dania Beach, Florida. He was exonerated in 2020 based on an exhaustive re-investigation by the prosecution that concluded that it was physically impossible for Cure to have committed the crime. (Photo: Innocence Project of Florida)
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Melvin Thomas

Melvin Thomas

In 2002, Melvin Thomas was sentenced to 65 years in prison for the attempted murder of a man in Baltimore, Maryland. He was exonerated in 2020 after the victim said Thomas was not the gunman. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Thomas's counsel)
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