Dean Cage adjusts to a changed world


Innocence Project client Dean Cage spent nearly 12 years in Illinois prison – and another two years in jail awaiting trial – before DNA testing proved his innocence and led to his exoneration last week. Now, he is faced with the challenge of adjusting to life on the outside without any immediate support from the government. Innocence Project Staff Attorney Alba Morales discussed Cage’s case with

"It’s a complicated time. It’s incredibly exciting to see him free. But you never can forget the 14 years he has lost and never will regain," attorney Alba Morales told

"Now that he has been freed, the focus is on getting him the things he needs, like clothes and a phone," she said.

"He was released from prison with basically nothing."

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. (BlackAmericaWeb, 06/03/08)

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