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He Served the Longest Sentence of Any Innocent U.S. Inmate



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In 1975, Rickey Jackson was 18 years old when he was sentenced to death for a murder he didn’t commit. Before a witness recantation led to his immediate exoneration and release, Jackson spent four decades in prison. At the time of his release, he was the longest-serving exoneree in U.S. history.
“I never broke the law in my life,” Jackson says in Lonelyleap’s stunning 360° short documentary, Send Me Home. “But nobody cares or believes that you’re innocent in prison. You’re here. You’re 144061 and you’re a killer.”
The immersive film transports the viewer into Jackson’s experience—on death row, in solitary confinement, and then, finally, to his reclaimed life as a free person with a family and a deep appreciation for art.

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