Ohio Innocence Project

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A Cleveland man who served 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit was recently exonerated. His case marked the 26th wrongful conviction overturned with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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A $15 million gift to the University of Cincinnati's College of Law will allow the expansion of a program designed to free the wrongfully convicted. 

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There are a staggering number of innocent people incarcerated for crimes they did not commit, according to The Innocence Project. Founded in 2003, the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), part of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, looks for these inmates. 

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It's been nearly two decades since three Ohio men were sent to jail for the murder of Clifton Hudson, Jr. in East Cleveland. A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Thursday threw out the convictions of Derrick Wheatt, Laurese Glover, and Eugene Johnson.

Speaking from the courthouse, Attorney Brian Howe says this marks the second triple exoneration for the Ohio Innocence Project in six months.

The Ohio Innocence Project says a Cleveland man has been exonerated after 39 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

Following a 2-day hearing in a Cuyahoga County courtroom, the star witness in the case against Ricky Jackson admitted to lying during the original trial.  Jackson was convicted in 1975 along with two other men based on the eyewitness testimony of then 12-year-old Eddie Vernon.  On Tuesday, Vernon recanted his story, saying he testified to seeing the murder in order to please others. 

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