Wrongfully Incarcerated: 13 Cases You Should Know

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Michael Phillips

Take a look at recent cases where justice was finally served.Britt Middleton and Dominique Zonyéé

After having served his 12-year sentence, 57-year-old Michael Phillips of Dallas, Texas, was exonerated on July 25, 2014, for a rape he pled guilty to in 1990. Phillips had not pursued his exoneration. Instead, a Michigan law professor and the Dallas DA proactively tested his case. "This is a great day for Mr. Phillips, but this is a terrible day for our Justice System,” Craig Watkins, the DA, said. "We took 12 years of this man's life and he's got sickle cell [anemia].”

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