On this Veterans' Day, our thoughts are with the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served the United States over the years in the military and those serving right now.
We’re also thinking about the many exonerees who served the country in the Armed Forces before suffering the unimaginable injustice of a wrongful conviction. Among the exonerees who served in the military is
, a decorated Vietnam veteran who served nearly two decades in prison in Texas for a sexual assault he didn’t commit.
Wrongful convictions can happen to anyone, unless we act to address the underlying causes.
Read more about the reform measures supported by the Innocence Project to prevent wrongful convictions from happening