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UB Innocence Project Client Clarence Shipley, Exonerated After 27 Years in Prison, Awarded $2 Million State Settlement

The first big step was being exonerated and released from prison, regaining his freedom. That happened on Dec. 18, 2018. Then on Oct. 30, 2019, the second big step occurred, when Clarence Shipley and four other exonerees learned they would … Continue reading

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UB Innocence Project Clinic Helps Gain Exoneration of Wrongly Convicted Man; Brother Also Exonerated

After serving 25 years in prison following wrongful convictions for conspiracy to commit murder, brothers Kenneth “J.R.” McPherson, 45, and Eric Simmons, 48, were fully exonerated on May 3 and went home to their families. The exonerations were sought by … Continue reading

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Baltimore Exoneree Attends National Conference on Wrongful Incarceration with UB Innocence Project Clinic Faculty

Clarence Shipley Jr. got long-overdue justice when he was released from prison last December after being exonerated for a slaying he did not commit. He served 27 years in prison, proclaiming his innocence the entire time. Mr. Shipley and his wife,  … Continue reading

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After 27 Years Behind Bars, Man is Exonerated of All Charges, Thanks to UB School of Law Innocence Project Clinic

Clarence Shipley Jr. is going to have a very special Christmas this year. That’s because on Dec. 18, after spending 27 years in prison — more than half of his life — he was exonerated on all charges against him and … Continue reading

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