In a post yesterday on Alternet, Innocence Project client Jeffrey Deskovic wrote about his wrongful conviction, life after exoneration, and his recommendation for reforms to prevent future wrongful convictions.
My fortune turned in 2006, when The Innocence Project took my case. With the cooperation of District Attorney Janet DiFiore, further DNA testing proved who was the real perpetrator. On Nov. 2, 2006 all charges were dismissed and I was publicly acknowledged as innocent. I received some apologies but none were from those who played a role in wrongfully convicting me.
Readjusting to being free, dealing with the effects of my ordeal, learning new technology, trying to rebuild relationships with my family and experiencing financial pressure have all been hard. I was released with nothing.
Read the full post here
. (Alternet.org, 09/16/08)