October 21, 2014

  • Read here about David McCallum, who was exonerated in New York City last week after suffering a wrongful conviction for a 1985 robbery, kidnapping, and murder. Mr. McCallum was only 16-years-old when he was beaten and told what to say by investigating officers, thus leading to his conviction. Mr. McCallum is ready to embrace the many changes that have taken place in the world over the 29 years since he was wrongfully convicted.
  • Congratulations to Willie Henderson Womble, who was exonerated after 38 years for a wrongful first-degree murder conviction in North Carolina. Since North Carolina compensates its exonerees, Mr. Womble will receive $50,000 for each year he spent imprisoned, with a cap of $750,000.
  • Roeling Adams is ecstatic to finish his college degree and pursue a job in computer industries after he was exonerated in California. Mr. Adams served 28 years for his wrongful conviction and is optimistic that he has the attributes to succeed as an individual despite the grave injustice he suffered.

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