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Joyce Watkins

Joyce Watkins

In 1988, Joyce Watkins, shown here with Jason Gichner of the Tennessee Innocence Project, and Charlie Dunn were sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of Watkins's 4-year-old great niece in Nashville, Tennessee. They were exonerated (Dunn posthumously) in 2022 based on new forensic evidence that the girl's injuries occurred before Watkins and Dunn began caring for her.
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Charlie Dunn

Charlie Dunn

In 1988, Charlie Dunn and his girlfriend, Joyce Watkins, were sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of Watkins's 4-year-old great niece in Nashville, Tennessee. Dunn died in 2015 and did not live to see his and Watkins's exonerations in 2022, which were based on new forensic evidence that the girl's injuries occurred before Watkins and Dunn began caring for her.
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Come Work With Us!

Come Work With Us!

In order to increase its impact on criminal justice reform, the National Registry of Exonerations plans to hire an Executive Director who will be its first ever fulltime senior manager. 
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Paul Madison

Paul Madison

In 1991, Paul Madison was sentenced to 50 years in prison for a murder in Baltimore, Maryland. He was exonerated in 2021 based on evidence pointing to other suspects that prosecutors had failed to disclose to Madison's trial attorney. (Photo: Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project)
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John Oliva

John Oliva

John Oliva, a police officer in Suffolk County, New York, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct in 2014. Oliva was exonerated in 2021 after an investigation showed that corrupt police and a prosecutor fraudulently obtained a wiretap against him and threatened him because he was talking to the media about problems in the police department. (Photo: Newsday)
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