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  • Jerome Johnson

    “I always had faith.” —Jerome Johnson, upon being released after 30 years in prison.

  • Lamar Johnson

    “I want to thank God, my mom, and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.” —Lamar Johnson, upon being released after 13 years in prison.

“For 43 years, Winston Scott has been branded a rapist for a crime he didn’t commit. Today’s decision erases that burden and will allow him to live the rest of his life without that stain.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch (Frank Green): Virginia Supreme Court grants actual innocence writ in 1975 Fairfax County rape case
WUSA9 (Mike Valerio): Fairfax man cleared of rape 43 years later, move opposed by Virginia Attorney General
Inside NoVA: State high court exonerates man in 1975 Reston rape
Richmond Times-Dispatch (Frank Green): It took 44 years for Virginia man to be exonerated of 1975 rape. ‘It ruined my life,’ he says (subscribers only)

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