How Two Newspaper Reporters Helped Free an Innocent Man
September 3, 2013 10:01 AM Subscribe
I had never been so confident of a convicted defendant’s innocence. And I never imagined nearly 12 years would pass before Cook County prosecutors would admit the truth and dismiss his conviction. But it finally happened. On June 28, 2013, Daniel, who was arrested at age 17, was released at age 38, having spent more than 20 years behind bars.
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from December, 2001. The whole series, "Cops and Confessions
". Longform.org's wrongful convictions archive