• On January 17, 2018 a team of California exonerees joined Exonerated Nation and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice in Sacramento to advocate for free health care for those who have been released after wrongful incarceration.

  • By Obie Anthony:
    191 men and women have been wrongfully convicted and exonerated from California prisons. Despite years of imprisonment for crimes they did not commit, there is no state support to help them transition from prison to freedom.

  • By Obie Anthony:
    In 1995 I was convicted of murder. I was innocent. Neglectful legal defense, perjury, and prosecutorial misconduct landed me being in prison, where I would live for the next 17 years of my life. In 2011, the Northern California Innocence Project

  • By Kimberly Long:
    I spent seven years and three months in a California state prison for a murder I didn’t commit. I was accused of murder in 2003 for the death of my boyfriend. I was 27 years old. I had two trials in 2005. The first trial resulted in a hung jury, with nine out of 12 jurors saying I was not guilty.

  • By Obie Anthony:
    The story starts in March of 1994, when a brutal murder took place outside of a brothel in South Central Los Angeles. Obie and Reggie Cole were charged with the crime and convicted at trial.This was largely a result of the false testimony of John Jones.

  • By Susan Mellen:
    On August 25th, 1997, I brought my nine-year-old daughter, Jessica to McDonald’s for a Happy Meal. In the parking lot, I was thrown to the ground and arrested for the murder of my former boyfriend Rick Daly. Jessica was crying hysterically. I was innocent.

  • By Caitlin Dunklee:
    Wrongful conviction is a bigger problem than most people think. And that’s a challenge. Lack of public awareness is a key barrier to achieving the types of legal, legislative and cultural changes necessary to end wrongful imprisonment in California and the United States.

  • By The Praxis Project Team:
    Last week, the SF Gate published an article detailing the wrongful incarceration of Ed Easley, a man who spent nine years in prison for molesting his girlfriend’s niece. Two years after his conviction, the niece recanted her confession and testified in his support.


We’d like to invite you to share your story with us. While sharing your story is emotionally

charged, it can also be healing. By sharing your story you are providing concrete support to

other exonerees, and educating Californians about the crisis of wrongful conviction.