Originally posted on colouredjustice.wordpress.com:
“I guess a lot of people would want me to hate that person and carry animosity toward him.”
Meet Ricky Jackson. His 1975 murder conviction was based on the testimony of a 12-year-old child.
Jackson was in jail for 39 years for a crime he didn’t commit.
With the help of the Ohio Innocence Project, he was found wrongfully convicted. This is him hearing the news:
Ricky reflected on his 39 years behind bars.
The judge overturned Jackson’s murder charge because the 12-year-old boy’s testimony that the case was based on was later found to be a lie. Here’s what Jackson thinks about the circumstances of his imprisonment and release:
While Ricky may be one of a kind, his circumstance absolutely is not. The National Registry of Exonerations
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