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Welcome Home, Paul Madison!

This afternoon, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge vacated the conviction of Paul Madison, who has spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Later today, Madison will leave prison as a free man, thanks to the work of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP), the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic (UBIPC), and the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney.
On January 7, 1991, William Richardson was shot and killed in Cherry Hill. Police discovered him laying next to his car in a parking area near several townhomes. Mr. Madison was convicted in September of 1991 along with his codefendant, Clarence H. Colton. The case against Mr. Madison was based entirely on the uncorroborated testimony of a witness who received an undisclosed deal on unrelated charges in exchange for her testimony, despite insisting at trial that she had received no benefit …


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