News 11.08.16

Recent Exonerees Cast Their Vote for President

By Ariana Costakes

Andre Hatchett.

Two men exonerated this year went to the polls today for the first time since their release. Andre Hatchett and Anthony Wright cast their votes in Pennsylvania; just months after being exonerated of crimes they did not commit.

Hatchett was exonerated in March when a Brooklyn judge reversed his murder conviction.

Wright was exonerated in August when a jury acquitted him during his retrial for a 1991 murder. DNA testing excluded him as the perpetrator in 2012.

Both men spent 25 years in prison.

“This is my first time voting,” Hatchett said. “It feels good.”

Learn more about Hatchett’s case here.

Learn more about Wright’s case here.

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