00000177-6edd-df44-a377-6fff43300000Hundreds, possibly thousands of people in the U.S. have been wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. Some of them spent decades behind bars or on death row before being declared innocent. Many of them still remain imprisoned.The Innocence Network is an affiliation of organizations that work to free innocent people from prison. In April 2013, over 100 exonerees gathered in Charlotte for the Innocence Network Conference. WUNC sat down with ten exonerees to hear about their experiences for the After Innocence: Exoneraton In America web series. Below you can watch all ten videos at once or get the individual stories from the exonerees (their individual video will be linked to each full story). Watch the 10 videos - click to play all:00000177-6edd-df44-a377-6fff43300003Here are all the individual stories:
After Innocence: Exoneration in America
Gloria Killian was a a 35 year old law school student in the 1980’s when she was convicted of murder and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. Gloria claimed her innocence from the outset. After 17 and a half years her conviction was overturned.
Also in this show, Ray Towler, exonerated by DNA evidence. Brian Banks, exonerated and signed with football’s Atlanta Falcons. John Thompson, freed after prosecutor’s deathbed admission of suppression of evidence.
Listen at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., or online here.
Watch John Thompson's story: http://youtu.be/tBfGmT1VxJE