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Published on Jan 4, 2013
In 1981, William Dillon was convicted for a murder he did not commit. He spent 27 years in jail until DNA evidence positively identified the two guilty perpetrators. His story is not unique. Mr. Dillon performs in the band Exoneree which is made up of musicians who have been wrongly convicted and freed through the Innocence Project. Their story is a powerful reminder of the responsibility we face in administering justice in America. Exoneree brings together musicians from several states to tell their moving stories in song.
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