News 08.27.07

Georgia exoneree celebrates three years of freedom

Friday marks the third anniversary of Clarence Harrison’s release from Georgia prison after he served nearly 18 years for a rape he didn’t commit. Like many exonerees, it took many years of appeals for Harrison to finally obtain DNA testing. In his case, he was told for more than a decade that evidence in his case had been destroyed, until lawyers at the Georgia Innocence Project located the evidence and secured testing. The DNA results proved beyond any doubt that Harrison had not committed the 1986 crime for which he was convicted and he was released from prison.

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Harrison’s case

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other Georgia exonerations

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Other exoneration anniversaries this week:

Sunday:

Barry Laughman

, Pennsylvania (3 years, exonerated 8/26/04)

Tuesday:

Bruce Nelson

, Pennsylvania (16 years, exonerated 8/28/91)

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