Alan Newton of New York attended his mother's funeral in shackles. She died shortly after his rape conviction in 1985. He began requesting DNA testing in 1994, but the rape kit could not be located until 2005. Once it was located, DNA testing proved his innocence. Newton is currently pursuing a degree in business administration at Medgar Evers College with support from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.
Incarcerated for 21 years.
(Innocence Project/Dan Gair)