Wrongfully Behind Bars for 20 Years He Taught Himself Law, Got Released &A $15m Settlement

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Can you imagine being behind bars for 20 years, for a crime you did not commit? What would go through your mind, how would you deal with it?

Well, one man used his time very wisely and has finally pulled himself out of jail and settled with the state. Rodell Sanders was awarded $15 million on September 28th.

Sanders managed to gain the assistance of the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project and managed to get his freedom 2 years ago. He was imprisoned for murder in a 1993 gang hit, many retrials, and investigations proved he did nit commit this crime.

Rodell was lucky that a the last surviving member of the hit confessed in a letter to Sander’ girlfriend six months after the incident. According to the Chicago Tribune, he wrote:

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