These Photos of Exonerees Hugging Their Moms Will Make You Smile
05.06.16 By Carlita Salazar, Alicia Maule
The Innocence Project celebrates the resilient and courageous mother’s of the wrongfully convicted — Happy Mother’s Day!
George Allen and his mom Lonzetta Taylor
George Allen Jr. was exonerated on January 18, 2013, in St. Louis, Missouri, after serving over 30 years in prison for the murder of a young court reporter.
Donya Davis and his mom Denise Larry
Robert Dewey and his parents on the day of his exoneration in 2012
Marvin Anderson and his mom, Joan Anderson
Anderson served 20 years in prison and in December 2001, became the ninety-ninth person in the United States to be exonerated by DNA. Today, he serves as Chief of the Hanover, Virginia Fire Department and on the Board of the Innocence Project. (Photo by Lisa Ross)
Michael Morton his mom, Patricia Morton, and dad
“I felt like I was in prison, too, because he was my child and I couldn’t help him,” Patricia Morton.
After spending nearly 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife, Morton was released on October 4, 2011, and officially exonerated in December 2011.