News 01.15.09

Video: Rickie Johnson Opens His Shop

We posted yesterday about Louisiana exoneree Rickie Johnson opening a leather goods shop in his hometown on the one-year anniversary of his exoneration. He told reporters yesterday at his grand opening:

“Basically I’m fixing to go to work.  The first year has been like a little vacation but I like to stay busy.  I’m a busy man so I’m going to do what I know how to do and make money at the same time.”


Watch video of Johnson making belts in his shop

and explaining how he learned leatherworking from a fellow prisoner he only knew as “Who Dat.” (KALB News, 01/14/09)


And read more about Johnson’s new shop in the Shreveport Times

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