Innocence Blog

VIDEO: Dewey Bozella Receives ESPY Courage Award

Posted: July 14, 2011 6:20 pm








New York exoneree Dewey Bozella received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award last night at the ESPY Awards. Bozella served 26 years in New York prisons for a murder he didn’t commit before he was exonerated in 2009. The Innocence Project assisted Bozella’s attorneys at WilmerHale in bringing about Bozella’s exoneration. Previous recipients of the Arthur Ashe Award include Nelson Mandela, Billie Jean King and Muhammad Ali.

Read more about Bozella’s case here and watch ESPN’s moving video profile of Bozella’s struggle for freedom above.