Timeline Stories

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Lee Clark Exonerated

After 25 years behind bars for a crime that never happened, Lee Clark was exonerated and walked out of Floyd County Jail into the arms of dozens of friends, families, and loved ones on December 8th, 2022.

Devonia Inman Exonerated

After 23 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Devonia Inman walked out of a Georgia prison and into the arms of family in time to celebrate his first Christmas as a free man in more than two decades.

Ron Jacobsen Exonerated

At 61 years old, after spending more than half his life incarcerated for a crime he did not commit, Ron Jacobsen was at last fully exonerated.

Dennis Perry Exonerated

After more than 20 years behind bars, and just over one year after his release from prison, Dennis Perry was finally exonerated of the 1985 double murder of Harold and Thelma Swain.

Terry Talley Exonerated

Terry Talley walked out of Dooly State Prison a free man after Georgia Innocence Project, LaGrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar, and Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herb Cranford, Jr. all agreed Terry never should have been convicted of a number of violent sexual assaults in 1981.

Johnny Lee Gates Exonerated

Johnny Lee Gates spent more than 43 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. On May 15, 2020, he walked free from Muscogee County Jail.

Kerry Robinson Exonerated

Kerry Robinson walked out of Coffee Correctional Facility a free man on January 8, 2020, after 18 years wrongly convicted of a rape that he did not commit.

Michael Googe Exonerated

A unique partnership between the Georgia Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia Innocence Project led to the exoneration of Michael Googe of Brunswick, GA. He was convicted in 2007 for the burglary of a convenience store.

Michael Marshall Exonerated

On December 14, 2009, more than two years after being wrongfully convicted, Michael Marshall was set free after post-conviction DNA testing proved his innocence.

John White Exonerated

John White walked out of prison a free man on December 10, 2007, after spending over 27 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.