Poor preservation of evidence almost prevented Clarence Harrison from proving his innocence in a 1986 rape case. After he was convicted, he pursued DNA testing but was told the remaining evidence had been destroyed in the early 1990s. By 2003, the Georgia Innocence Project had helped locate one last preserved slide, and it proved Harrison's innocence. Just 18 days after his release from prison, Harrison married his longtime girlfriend.
Incarcerated for 17.5 years.
(Innocence Project/Dan Gair)