Wrongfully Incarcerated: 15 Cases You Should Know

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Joseph Fears Jr.

Joseph Fears Jr. was charged with two separate rapes that allegedly happened nine days apart in Columbus, Ohio, in 1983. After serving more than 25 years in prison, Fears was fully exonerated in the first conviction in March 2009 when DNA testing matched that of a Michigan inmate; in the second case, he was released on parole after DNA testing proved inconclusive. His lawyers are appealing that conviction.  (Photo:  Tom Dodge / Columbus Dispatch)

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