300 Exonerated (and Counting!) This will be the most wonderful October for Damon Thibodeaux!
Damon Thibodeaux, who spent 15 years on death row in Louisiana, became the 300th person in the nation to be proven innocent and freed due to DNA testing. Later in October, David Wiggins, a Texas man who had been released in August but was awaiting action from a Texas appeals court, was officially exonerated of the sexual assault for which he served 24 years, becoming the 301st DNA exoneree.
The US DNA exonerees served more than 4,000 years for crimes they did not commit. If the actual perpetrators had been apprehended instead of an innocent person, at least 130 violent crimes that were later committed could have been prevented.
- After 7 years innocent behind bars: WISCONSIN EXONEREE WINS LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP! (incaseofinnocence.wordpress.com)
- Damon Thibodeaux is the 300th DNA Exoneree! (prisonmovement.wordpress.com)
- After 23 Years in Prison: Now Free! Dna-testing and Innocence Project Made This Possible! (incaseofinnocence.wordpress.com)
- Damon Thibodeaux, Being on Death Row Since October 1997: Innocent & Now Free! (incaseofinnocence.wordpress.com)