15 Amazing Reactions to New Netflix Series ‘The Innocence Files’

The messages of support for the wrongfully convicted and the series has been overwhelming.

04.24.20 By Innocence Staff

Thomas Haynesworth after his release, as seen in

Thomas Haynesworth after his release, as seen in "The Innocence Files." (Image: Courtesy of Netflix)

The Innocence Files,” a documentary series inspired by the Innocence Project and Innocence Network, premiered on Netflix just last week, but already the response has been overwhelming.

Whether moved to tears or motivated to join the fight for justice, hundreds of people have shared their reactions and takeaways from the series on social media. Many have expressed support for the exonerees featured in the series — Kennedy Brewer, Levon Brooks, Keith Harward, Franky Carrillo, Thomas Haynesworth, Chester Hollman II, Kenneth Wyniemko and Alfred Dewayne Brown. While others have voiced outrage over the systemic injustices detailed in the show, from the use of unvalidated forensic methods like bite marks to prosecutorial misconduct. And some have even connected directly with exonerees.

The many responses we’ve seen from people all around the world have been incredible — these are just a few of our favorites. And we’re looking forward to seeing more.

Related: 7 Ways to Get Involved with the Innocence Project After Watching Netflix’s ‘The Innocence Files’


One artist was so inspired by “The Innocence Files,” they created this portrait of our client Clemente Aguirre-Jarquin, who is not featured in the series, but recently spoke to the Innocence Project about how COVID-19 is impacting his life.

Read more: This Death Row Exoneree is Advocating for Compensation and Support for Exonerees During COVID-19 Crisis


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