Life After a Wrongful Conviction

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Since 1989, more than 1,500 people in the U.S. have been freed from prison after having been wrongfully convicted. Many of them spent decades behind bars before their release and have had a very difficult time adjusting to life on the outside. In a new book, authors Courtney Lance and Nikki Pope explore what life is like for the wrongfully convicted. Among their findings: remarkable resiliency and a surprising lack of bitterness. We talk with the authors of "Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope," and two wrongfully convicted former prisoners about how they survived years of presumed guilt.


Gloria Killian, spent more than 17 years in prison before being exonerated by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Obie Anthony, spent 16 years in prison before a judge vacated his conviction

Nikki Pope, co-author of "Pruno, Ramen and a Side of Hope" and an attorney with Cooley, LLP

Courtney Lance, co-author of "Pruno, Ramen and a Side of Hope"