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Dontae Sharpe

Dontae Sharpe

Dontae Sharpe was sentenced to life in prison for murder in Greenville, North Carolina in 1995. He was exonerated in 2019 after the principal witness recanted and a medical examiner said the victim's wounds were not consistent with the trial testimony. (Photo: Deborah Griffin/The Daily Reflector/AP)
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James Chad-Lewis Clay

James Chad-Lewis Clay

In 2017, James Chad-Lewis Clay was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison for a rape committed in 1997. He was exonerated in 2019 after the victim (pictured hugging Clay) said Clay was not the rapist. (Photo: Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press)
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Charles Jackson

Charles Jackson

In 1991, Charles Jackson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for murder and attempted murder in Cleveland, Ohio. He was exonerated in 2019 after police reports discrediting the only two prosecution witnesses were finally disclosed by the prosecution.
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Scott Godesky, Matthew NgovChester Hollman III, and John Miller.

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James Blackmon

James Blackmon

James Blackmon pled guilty in 1988 to the murder of a college student in Raleigh, North Carolina, and was sentenced to life in prison. He was declared innocent by a three-judge panel in 2019 after the state's innocence inquiry commission found that Blackmon's confession was almost certainly false and that he was likely out of state when the attack occurred. (Photo: WRAL)
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