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New Castle, Indiana34Straight

I was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 63 years for murder when I was 19 years of age I'm now 34. I was convicted due to corrupt police police practices and false witness testimony but most of all broken justice system. I did not receive effective assistant from the public defenders office.

I advised them that I was not involved in the crime, and at the time of the crime, I was attending a cookout across town when myself and others heard the crime come across the police scanner. I provided names of a few friends to corroborate my story and may be able to...

Profile Alert! This profile is new! It was just posted on 5/17/2020
Profile Alert! This profile is new! It was just posted on 5/17/2020
Marion, Ohio49

Michael Salerno: Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

Dennis Michael “Sal” Salerno has been corresponding with The IO for several years. He has always been polite, patient and honest with us. He often sends articles he has clipped from other publications because they might be of interest to our readers though his “budget” for stamps is extremely tight. By his own admission, Salerno has not exactly been an angel (how many of us are?) before being convicted and sentenced to life for murdering his wife. But the evidence shows and we believe, Salerno did not murder his wife. His has no...

Toledo, Ohio66Straight
African AmericanCatholic

God’s grace is not a suit meant for Sundays only…We should wrap it around our shoulders every day of our lives!! God sees greatness in the most out of the way places, where most of us pass by without a second look! We are the hands and feet of Jesus and He will judge us for looking the other way or allowing an injustice to take place when as humans we forget that time changes every one of us.

Hi, I’m Gene, I’m 66 years old with prostate cancer. I’ve been unlawfully incarcerated for 44 years and I’ll die in here unless there’s someone who’s willing to look into their heart for an...

Dilley, Texas25Straight

Rylee was defending his home from multiple unknown people that were trying to break into his home. He had been on the phone with 911 for over 15 minutes with the worst 911 operator ever! 

When he heard the glass breaking in front of the closet he was hiding in. He then fired through a closed window with closed window blinds. The tragedy is that two of the three young men were his friends, one was not, and two were high on methamphetamine at the time.

The home is in the country and they hid the car they came in by using the neighbor's driveway. Rylee had no idea who...

Lovelock, Nevada31Straight

My name is Ace. I'm fighting for my life and have been doing so since 2014 when I was accused of molesting someone. In 2016 she confided to her mother that she was put up to it. She testified in my favor and somehow I was still convicted.


Marion, Ohio38Straight
Orofino, Idaho21Straight

He got out of a rider and went to Good Samaritan IOP. After 2 months was released and was told that he could not reside in the Good Sam halfway house due to his religious beliefs; not being Christian. Cante lived in his grandmother's rental house for two weeks and found a halfway house that he could stay in. Apparently the judge didn't approve and told him he was violating him for not living in the Good Sam halfway house even though he was told that he couldn't.

Cante spent several weeks in jail and then the person running Good Sam changed their story and told the judge that they...

Somers, Connecticut36Straight

Hello World!

With great enthuse, excitement, pleasure and humility I greet you all in the Hebrew word of peace – Shalom.  My name is:  Damu Ira Umoja formerly known as Ira Alston.  I am 36 years old.  I am a black male incarcerated in the state provided on my profile.  I have been incarcerated for 19 years for a crime that I did not commit.

I come forward to the world to tell my story in hopes of obtaining help, assistance and partnership in raising public awareness of a youth to an adult male plight and fight to put an end to the continual “...

Homer, Louisiana41
African American

A New Chance At Freedom

My name is Mickey Taylor. I’ve been incarcerated for 22 ½ years. I was accused of 2nd degree murder and attempted armed robbery in the parish of Tangiphoa, Louisiana; sentenced to life and 49 ½ years in prison.

In my criminal case, I’m accused of shooting a person 2 ½ inches below the hip, a non-life threatening single gunshot wound. I received information that a lawsuit was brought against the North Oaks Hospital based on the person’s death, alleged in the lawsuit that North Oaks Hospital was responsible for the person’s death – the...