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Wrongfully convicted band together

May 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM   |   Comments

DALLAS, May 1 (UPI) -- Some Texas inmates whose wrongful convictions were overturned say they are reaching out to others like themselves through the Texas Exoneree Project.

The project helps people like James Curtis Williams and Raymond Jackson who spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for a rape they didn't commit, CBS reported.

Williams and Jackson were formally exonerated Monday after DNA testing implicated two other men.

The Texas Exoneree Project is a growing fraternity, members say.

In the last 10 years, more than 30 men in Dallas County have been freed or cleared of wrongful murder or rape convictions, more than any other place in the United States, CBS reported.

Christopher Scott spent 13 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit until the real murderer confessed.

Once out, he got help from the Texas Exoneree Project.

"We have a lot of people say: 'Man we know how you feel,' Man, you don't know how I feel," Scott said. "The only person that know how I feel is the guy that has been in position like me. He know how that feel."

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