Today in Wrongful Conviction History: May 23

Kate Mathis — May 23, 2016 @ 9:38 AM — Comments (0)

Happy exoneration anniversary Marvin Mitchell and Orlando Boquete!

Marvin was exonerated in Massachusetts in 1997 with help from the Innocence Project.

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Orlando is one of Florida’s very own exonerees and was exonerated in 2006 with help from the Innocence Project. He spent 13 years in prison for attempted sexual battery and burglary that he did not commit. Unfortunately, he is ineligible for compensation because he managed to escape from his wrongful conviction twice before filing a motion on his own seeking DNA testing in 2003, the results of which proved he was not the perpetrator. He did, however, fulfill his dream of becoming a U.S. naturalized citizen on March 27, 2015.  Orlando and IPF have maintained close ties since his release, where we have helped him with myriad reentry issues. You can read more about his case here.

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