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Shawn Lawrence

Shawn Lawrence

In 2015, Shawn Lawrence was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for murder and attempted murder in Suffolk County, New York. He was exonerated in 2018 based on evidence concealed by the prosecution showing he was not involved in the crime. Photo Credit: James Carbone
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Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

In 2011, Michael Shannon was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a murder in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was exonerated in 2018 with the help of Centurion Ministries based on testimony of eyewitnesses that he was not the killer.
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Edward Garry

Edward Garry

In 1997, Edward Garry (pictured right with EXI attorneys Glenn Garber and Rebecca Freedman) was sentenced to 25 years to life for the murder of a retired police officer in Bronx, New York. He was acquitted at a retrial in 2018 based on evidence pointing to another man as the real killer.
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Zavion Johnson, Thomas Sierra, Kirstin Lobato, and Mark Denny.
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Malcolm Alexander

Malcolm Alexander

In 1980, Malcolm Alexander (center, with his son and grandson) was sentenced to life without parole for a rape in Gretna, Louisiana. He was exonerated in 2018 by DNA testing of hairs recovered from the scene of the crime that excluded him as the rapist.
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