An article on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal profiles Michael Anthony Williams, who was exonerated in 2005 after serving 24 years in Louisiana prison for a rape he didn’t commit. Williams was convicted at age 17 and has had a difficult time adjusting to life outside of prison.
“When you are in prison for as long as I was, people either think you must be guilty or at least damaged,” says Mr. Williams.
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. (Wall Street Journal, 10/30/07. Full article only available to subscribers)
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