About Us

OUR HISTORY

California incarcerated Obie Anthony for 17 years for a murder he did not commit. After his exoneration in 2011, Obie had to learn how to build a new life outside of prison. He struggled with employment, PTSD and reestablishing relationships with his family. In 2015 he founded Exonerated Nation to help make sure other exonerees didn’t have to face these challenges alone. Exonerated Nation is non-profit based in Oakland that serves California exonerees. We aim to expand our services to reach exonerees across the nation. Join us today.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

188 people have been exonerated from California prisons. After years of wrongful imprisonment, there is no established state program to help them to secure housing, access health and mental health services and transition home from incarceration. That’s where we come in. Exonerated Nation is on a mission to meet the immediate needs of exonerees in California. Join us today.

VISION STATEMENT

We envision a world where the tools of the state are not used to harm us, to separate us from our families and our dreams. We envision a world where we can heal from individual and collective trauma, mourn our overwhelming losses, seek reconciliation, and experience justice. We envision a family of individuals from across the United States who have been exonerated and who walk together through our transitions from prison and towards our deferred dreams.

LEADERSHIP

Exonerated Nation amplifies the leadership, determination, and tenacity of exonerees. We believe that exonerees are uniquely positioned to challenge injustice, transform the systems of oppression which cause wrongful imprisonment, break down the stigma associated with incarceration, and humanize communities affected by criminalization.

OUR HISTORY

California incarcerated Obie Anthony for 17 years for a murder he did not commit. After his exoneration in 2011, Obie had to learn how to build a new life outside of prison. He struggled with employment, PTSD and reestablishing relationships with his family. In 2015 he founded Exonerated Nation to help make sure other exonerees didn’t have to face these challenges alone. Exonerated Nation is non-profit based in Oakland that serves California exonerees. We aim to expand our services to reach exonerees across the nation. Join us today.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

188 people have been exonerated from California prisons. After years of wrongful imprisonment, there is no established state program to help them to secure housing, access health and mental health services and transition home from incarceration. That’s where we come in. Exonerated Nation is on a mission to meet the immediate needs of exonerees in California. Join us today.

VISION STATEMENT

We envision a world where the tools of the state are not used to harm us, to separate us from our families and our dreams. We envision a world where we can heal from individual and collective trauma, mourn our overwhelming losses, seek reconciliation, and experience justice. We envision a family of individuals from across the United States who have been exonerated and who walk together through our transitions from prison and towards our deferred dreams.

LEADERSHIP

Exonerated Nation amplifies the leadership, determination, and tenacity of exonerees. We believe that exonerees are uniquely positioned to challenge injustice, transform the systems of oppression which cause wrongful imprisonment, break down the stigma associated with incarceration, and humanize communities affected by criminalization.

WE WILL STOP AT NOTHING

We believe that exonerees should have every opportunity to pursue their dreams, feel safe,

reunite with their families and heal. Our programs support exonerees to find living wage

employment, safe housing, and health and mental health services.

OUR PROGRAMS:

We also partner with exonerees to share their stories, offer healing retreats

and leadership training, and create opportunities for exoneree-led community

organizing and advocacy. We are even designing and carrying out our own

participatory research.

OUR TEAM

HELP SPREAD THE WORD

Wrongful conviction is a bigger problem than most people think – and that’s a challenge.
To end wrongful imprisonment and to support exonerees after release, we must increase public awareness and mobilize our friends and communities to take action.

 

To schedule a speaking engagement with Obie, or to organize an educational event,
please contact Caitlin Dunklee at:

caitlin@exoneratednation.org

.

 

STAY

CONNECTED