LISTEN: Dennis Lee Allen Reflects on the 15 Years He Spent Wrongly Incarcerated
Dennis Lee Allen wrongly spent 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit in Texas. He was exonerated in 2019.
Wrongful Conviction Day 09.30.23 By Innocence Staff
In the lead-up to Wrongful Conviction Day on Oct. 2, the Innocence Project and the Innocence Project of Texas are sharing a series of powerful stories of individuals who were exonerated of crimes they did not commit. The series is the result of a collaboration with StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recording and preserving stories while fostering meaningful conversations.
These stories, which will be preserved in the Library of Congress, aim to educate future generations about the causes and impact of wrongful convictions.
Childhood friends Dennis Lee Allen and Edward Robinson look back at the 15 years Mr. Allen wrongly spent in prison for a murder he did not commit in Texas. Mr. Allen, who was convicted largely based on eyewitness misidentification, prosecutorial misconduct, and unreliable jailhouse informant testimony, was exonerated with the help of the Innocence Project of Texas in 2019.
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