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Jerome Johnson

Jerome Johnson

In 1989, Jerome Johnson (pictured here with his attorney, Nancy Forster) was sentenced to life in prison for a murder in Baltimore, Maryland. He was exonerated in 2018 after evidence came to light that he was elsewhere at the time of the crime, and the prosecution’s primary witness against him recanted her testimony.
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Robert Bouto

Robert Bouto

In 1996,Robert Bouto (right, with exoneree Anthony Jakes, left) was sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2018 with the help of the Exoneration Project by evidence that Detective Reynaldo Guevara threatened witnesses and manipulated the identification process. He is the 13th person to be exonerated in part due to Guevara's misconduct.
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Christopher Miller

Christopher Miller

In 2002, Christopher Miller (pictured with his daughters) was sentenced to 40 years in prison for a rape and robbery in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He was exonerated with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project in 2018 when DNA tests identified the real criminal.
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Ralph Lee and Eric Kelley, Vicente Benavides (with his attorney), Vernon Horn, and Gregory Counts and VanDyke Perry.
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Johnny Tall Bear

Johnny Tall Bear

In 1992, Johnny Tall Bear (pictured with his lawyer, Karen Thompson) was sentenced to life in prison for murder in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was exonerated with the help of the Innocence Project in 2018 by DNA tests which showed that the witness who identified him was mistaken.
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