Send messages to courageous dads Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson and Antron McCray

06.11.19 By Innocence Staff

(L-R): Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam. Photo: Lacy Atkins.

(L-R): Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam. Photo: Lacy Atkins.

“I preach to my kids, ‘Just tell the truth. Be true to who you are,’” Antron McCray, proud father of six, told CBS News last month. “Honestly, the last time I lied, got me 7.5 years for something I didn’t do.”

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All year round, we’re inspired by the courage and resilience of dads who were wrongfully convicted. Will you help us honor them by sending an uplifting Father’s Day message today?

For exonerated dads like Antron and his fellow exonerees Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana, Father’s Day is a reminder to celebrate the strength they show for themselves and their families, even if it’s also a bittersweet reminder of the years lost.

And for those wrongfully convicted fathers still fighting for freedom, it’s a day to honor their struggle and resilience. This Father’s Day, help us remind wrongfully convicted dads that we’re standing with them and fighting for the day they’ll be reunited with their families too.

Send a Father’s Day message to courageous dads who endured wrongful conviction. It will make their day.

Related: Our first Father’s Day together outside Angola prison

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Nathaly Rosa July 14, 2020 at 12:39 am Reply   

Hey love, I just wanted to stop by and say hello and give you some words of encouragement to keep going and be happy! I just watched the “When They See Us” documentary and read a lot about you and other 4 and I just wanted to remind you that the world is here for you, we see you, we believe you, and we support you. I can’t imagine what it was like to endure everything you went through and be in that position you were in many years ago, but I’m glad justice was served and all of you were exonerated of all crimes, it’s the least you deserved after all you went through. I’m so happy to see you doing well and living life, glad you’re alive, glad you’re here, and glad you took control of your life. Keep pushing, keep living, keep loving. I love you!

Fred Pascual September 4, 2019 at 5:57 pm Reply   

Hi, I am French and I write you from Spain,
I have just seen the four episodes and then the special with Oprah.
Your story his terrible and I was also 14years old in 1989…I can t imagine what you have been through and I think that you all diserve your story to be told just as it has be done.I would like to say to Mister Antron MacCray that i was very sad when i saw you at the Oprah show.
Even if what you have been through is very very very hard, please just try for you,your wife and your six kids to begin to enjoy your life.I think it s not fair for you to be so angry, you have the right to be happy Antron.You have the right to be happy!They can t steal this from you big man!They already stole you too much.
Don t give them the pleasure to loose more of your valious time.
Best regards from someone from another part of the world.

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