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Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:35am On Dec 02
Justice must be served.

But it's not always served the right way, like when people go to prison for crimes that they never committed.

Here are stories about people who suffered the hard consequences of a broken justice system.




These ones are just so lucky because hundreds or thousands of Innocent people have been killed around the world for what they never committed.

Many more doing time in prisons.

















Innocent Nigerian youths spent five years in prison for false murder accusation done by the Nigeria SARS police as a result of torture.(November, 2017).



Five men who were wrongly accused of murder 5 years ago celebrated as they regained freedom in Enugu


The Five innocent young men released from Enugu prison after five years.


There were jubilation of some awaiting trial men at the Enugu high court complex when five of them who had spent five years in prison were discharged and acquitted of a crime they said they did not commit



One of the freed men said that their journey started since 2013 when they were detained by Enugu SARS at their cell but that it happened that one of the inmates who was asmathic and was tortured by SARS men and that led to his death






https://news2.onlinenigeria.com/news/general/684597-5-men-wrongly-accused-of-murder-5-years-ago-celebrate-as-they-regain-freedom-from-enugu-prison-photos-video.html?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C5496488480


http://list25.com/25-worst-cases-of-people-being-wrongly-accused/

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by biacan(f): 6:35am On Dec 02
The worst thing that can ever happen to anyone is to be wrongfully convicted......... is a pity

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:36am On Dec 02
The Man Who was Falsely Imprisoned for Life Due to Alleged Police Fabrications



Sometimes the cops don't get the bad guy, sothey create one.


That's what Daryl Burton alleged that the St. Louis Police Department did in relation to his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for the slaying of a man at a gas station in 1984.


Burton was sentenced to life in prison for the crime, but was exonerated in 2008 when a judge released him, agreeing that evidence suggesting he was an innocent man was kept from the jury during his trial.


After 24 years in prison and two years out, Burton sued the city, its board of police commissioners, and several police officers, alleging that witnesses were coached into accusing him of the crime.


He also claimed that police created false reports and hid eyewitness descriptions of the actual murderer, who was killed in 1986.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by anthney87: 6:36am On Dec 02
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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by somadinho10: 6:36am On Dec 02
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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by purem(m): 6:37am On Dec 02
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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by purem(m): 6:38am On Dec 02
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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by daewoorazer(m): 6:38am On Dec 02

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:39am On Dec 02
The Man Who Served the Longest Time in Prison Before He was Eventually Sprung By DNA Evidence



Imagine going from a few parking tickets to being locked away in prison for 35 years of your life for a crime you never committed.


That's what happened to James Bain, a Florida man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison for breaking and entering, kidnapping, and rape in 1974.


Bain maintained his innocence from day one, asking the courts for DNA testing.

A nonprofit called the Innocence Project Florida that is dedicated to helping exonerate the wrongfully convicted heard his case and decided to help him.

It's a good thing they did.

DNA evidence showed that Bain could never have committed the rape, and eight months later he was a free man.

The 35 years that Bain spent locked up is the longest time served by a person who was eventually freed thanks to DNA evidence.


Bain received $1.7 million in compensation from the state upon his release.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by eezeribe(m): 6:40am On Dec 02
So unfortunate...

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by purem(m): 6:40am On Dec 02
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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by purem(m): 6:41am On Dec 02
biacan:
Is a pity

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:42am On Dec 02
The Man Who was Wrongfully Convicted for Fatally Poisoning His 7 Children.





James Richardson is healing, but it's a long, long process.


The 77-year-old Florida man recently returned to his hometown of Arcadia, where in 1967 he was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for the poisoning deaths of his seven children.


He spent 21 years locked up for the heinous crime, his children died from lunches laced with pesticide after being framed by authorities and alleged by prosecutors to have killed his young for insurance money.



Years later, the woman who had been babysitting Richardson's children while he and his wife were away working confessed to the crime, so Richardson was freed from prison.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by biacan(f): 6:43am On Dec 02
purem:

Hey cool
Hi let's not derail Oga explorers thread biko
Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:45am On Dec 02
The First Man on Death Row to be Exonerated of His Charges and Set Free.



Numerous people have been freed from prison due to new evidence shedding light on their case, but there's only one man who was the first to be exonerated from death row.


Kirk Bloodsworth was the first man on death row to be freed because of DNA evidence.


He was convicted of the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl in Baltimore, Md. in 1985, and spent nearly nine years in prison.


Two of them on death row until his lawyer found evidence that he tested for DNA, which led to Kirkblood's release and helped the police find the real killer.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by PMPhoenix(m): 6:45am On Dec 02
Hmmph, I hope it's not only blacks that'll appear on this list angry. Show me some white meat.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by ThankYouGod: 6:47am On Dec 02
God save us o.
Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Kophschmerzen: 6:48am On Dec 02
To know that this country justice system is bleeped up, we have high number of black folks in that list. The police system in this country is model after the slave guard from the plantations. Frisk and search in the state of New York, and the complex penitentiary system that's develop to keep black men behind bar. From the days of Reagan and the presidents that followed. They declared an health emergency when white community are ravaged by the opium epidemics while the crack cocaine problem that ravaged the black community carries a minimum mandatory prison sentence. F****k the system and the criminal law enforcement.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:48am On Dec 02
The Innocent Man Who Served 20 Years After Being Coerced to Falsely Confess.



You never committed the crime, but the cops broke you down so much psychologically during their interrogation that you were coerced into confessing, netting you 20 years in prison that you didn't deserve.


That's what happened to Juan Rivera, who was exonerated in 2012 of his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for the 1992 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Waukegan, Illinois.


Rivera was found guilty three times, even though DNA evidence linked the sexual contact with another person.

Each conviction was consequently reversed, and the third reversal finally stuck when a judge ruled that he could no longer be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by madridguy(m): 6:49am On Dec 02
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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by purem(m): 6:49am On Dec 02
biacan:
Hi let's not derail Oga explorers thread biko

Not derailing though sad

The guy is the best at what he does cheesy

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:50am On Dec 02
Two Innocent Men Who were Awarded $5 Million Following Nearly 18 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment.



After serving nearly 18 years of a 20-year prison sentence for the rape of a housekeeper, two men were set free and compensated in millions when DNA evidence exonerated them of the crime.



Larry Davis and Alan Northrup were locked away in Clark County, Washington in 1993 when DNA evidence wasn't available.


But when it did become available, the University of Washington's Innocence Project picked up the case and went to work, eventually freeing and exonerating Northrup and Davis in 2010.


The men settled with the county for $5.25 million each.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Kophschmerzen: 6:51am On Dec 02
And the situation of the black man and minorities in this country will get worst, with the low IQed openly racist POS occupying the big house on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by purem(m): 6:51am On Dec 02
Explorers abeg talk about Nigerias

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:52am On Dec 02
The Man Who was Exonerated of Murder Charges After He was Almost Executed.



Two teenagers were shot to death on some bleachers overlooking a pool in Washington Park, on the South Side of Chicago, in 1982. Anthony Porter was blamed, convicted, and sentenced to die for the crime.


Fifty hours before Porter was to be killed by lethal injection, he received a stay of execution from the state supreme court, citing research that showed that his intelligence level was too low for him to understand what was going on.

The stay allowed further investigation into Porter's case, leading to the recanting of testimony by a key witness and the videotaped confession to the killings by another party on February 3, 1999.

Anthony Porter was freed from prison two days later.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by biacan(f): 6:53am On Dec 02
purem:


Not derailing though sad

The guy is the best at what he does cheesy
I respect his maturity when dealing with things GOD bless him

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:55am On Dec 02
The Man Who was Freed from Nearly Two Decades in Prison After Bite Marks Exonerated Him.



Who knew that something as small as a bite mark would lead to the overturning of a murder conviction of a man imprisoned for nearly two decades.

A 19-year-old girl was found dead in a Bernards Township ditch in New Jersey in 1994, and Gerard Richardson became the right man for the crime after prosecutors used bite-mark evidence to convict him.


But they were wrong, and DNA evidence helped prove that in October of 2013 with the help of the Innocence Project.


The new evidence showed that the bite mark used to convict Richardson belonged to another male.


After nearly 20 years behind bars, Richardson was a free man.



Had his conviction held up, Richardson wouldn't have been eligible for parole until May 2025.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 7:04am On Dec 02
Being falsely accused by your own daughter of raping her several times is probably a father’s worst nightmare.

Because some of the evidence seemed so authentic.



Thomas Kennedy was sentenced to 15 years in prison.


After 9 years in jail, Cassandra, his daughter owned up to falsely accusing her father and confessed that the physical evidences of rape were because she had sexual relations with a boy in second grade.


The boy, already an adult by the time she revealed the truth, released a statement saying that what she said was indeed true.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by t00dugged(f): 7:07am On Dec 02
Alot of innocent people in Nigerian prisons will never be exonerated, even if we eventually get accustomed to DNA evidence in solving crime, alot of covering up will still take place ,justice is for the most connected

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 7:07am On Dec 02
Darryl Hunt




Although there was no evidence linking Darryl to the alleged rape he was being convicted of, a supposedly racist jury went ahead and convicted him anyway.


He served 19 years starting in 1984 but thanks to DNA testing, he was cleared of the rape and is now fighting back by helping others in his postion.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 7:07am On Dec 02
A 14 year old Canadian student was sentenced to death in 1959 for the murder of a classmate.

He was supposed to be the youngest person ever placed on death row but a temporary reprieve was granted to postpone the execution and eventually was commuted to life imprisonment.


Things turned around in his favor and almost 50 years later, Truscott was awarded $6.5 million in compensation after he was acquitted.

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Re: Some Of The Worst Wrongful Convictions And Imprisonment Cases (Photos) by Explorers(m): 7:08am On Dec 02
Gerry Conlon



Why would you admit a crime that you never committed?

Gerry Conlon probably asked himself this question after the Irish Republican army bombing in 1974.

Thankfully, he was exonerated when there was evidence which claimed that the police had tortured him to own up to a crime he never even knew anything about.



Darrell Cannon, who served 19 years after he was tortured into a confession to a quadruple murder by Burge’s detectives who used electric shock, bagging, suffocation and other brutality at the hands of police.

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