LISTEN: Elizabeth Ramirez Shares Her Heartbreaking Experience in Prison for a Crime She Did Not Commit
Elizabeth Ramirez, who was wrongly convicted in 1998, recounts her wrongful incarceration for a rape she did not commit in Texas.
Wrongful Conviction Day 10.01.23 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.
In a deeply emotional interview conducted by her then wife Evangelina Angel Ramirez, Elizabeth Ramirez recounts her wrongful incarceration for a rape she did not commit in Texas. Ms. Ramirez was wrongly convicted in 1998, amid a national frenzy over allegations that children across the country were being abused as part of a satanic ritual. With the assistance of the Innocence Project of Texas, she was exonerated in 2016.
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