News 09.26.08

Sunday morning: CBS examines life after exoneration

A feature on “CBS News Sunday Morning” this week will examine the difficult the difficult adjustment faced by the men and women who are proven innocent and freed from prison after serving decades for crimes they didn’t commit.

Interviewed on the program will be Innocence Project clients

Thomas McGowan

(who served 23 years in Texas for a rape he didn’t commit) and

Larry Peterson

(who served 16 years in New Jersey for a murder he didn’t commit). Also featured will be

Beverly Monroe

, who was released in 2002 after serving 10 years for a murder she didn’t commit, and her daughter, Katie Monroe, the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center.  Innocence Project Co-Director Peter Neufeld will discuss the broader issues people face after they are exonerated and the government’s obligation to provide financial compensation and social services.



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