Wrongfully Convicted: 19 Cases You Should Know

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Anthony Ray Hinton

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Anthony Ray Hinton, 58, was released on Friday, April 3, 2015, after having spent nearly 30 years on death row in Alabama's Jefferson County Jail. According to the AP, prosecutors told a court that there is not enough evidence to link him to the 1985 murders of two Birmingham fast-food restaurant managers, which he was convicted of committing. "He was a poor person who was convicted because he didn't have the money to prove his innocence at trial," Bryan Stevenson, Hinton's attorney and director of the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative, said. "He was unable to get the legal help he needed for years. He was convicted based on bad science."

(Photo: Alabama Dept. of Corrections/AP Photo)

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