Innocence Blog

Walter Swift is free after 26 years

Posted: May 21, 2008 3:11 pm



Innocence Project client Walter Swift was exonerated in Detroit this morning after serving 26 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit. He was greeted by his daughter, who was a toddler when he went to prison and is now in her late 20s. Both of his parents died while he was in prison.

Read more about his case in today’s Innocence Project press release.

Listen online at 3:40 p.m. ET as Innocence Project Social Worker Karen Wolff discusses the difficulties that exonerees face after their release on the Jack Rice Show on WCCO in Minneapolis.

More media coverage of Swift’s exoneration today:


Video: WXYZ – Innocent Man Freed after 25 Years

Detroit Free Press: After 26 years, 'He’s a free man'

UPI: Inmate released in flawed 1982 rape case




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