A 31-year-old man was convicted of robbery, in part because of the testimony of two co-defendants who received reduced sentences for their testimony. Although the accused man said he was in California at the time of the robbery, the prosecution couldn't find his records, and he received a prison sentence of 17 years. However, an advocacy later located the records that proved he was out of state when the robbery was committed. He was freed after serving four years in custody.
A 22-year-old man admitted to sexually assaulting a woman after alleged lies from police and hours of interrogation by detectives. DNA samples later showed that he was innocent but only after he had spent nine years in prison.