News 06.30.16

Christopher Scott on how he survived nightmare of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit

By Kavish Harjai

Christopher Scott, an exoneree from Dallas, Texas stopped by the Innocence Project office on Wednesday afternoon to speak to the staff and Cardozo Law clinic students about what led to his wrongful conviction, how he survived 13 years as an innocent man in prison and the road to exoneration.

Scott was convicted of murder in 1997 and exonerated in 2009. Since then, he and two other Texas-based exonerees founded House of Renewed Hope, an organization dedicated to investigating the cases of wrongfully convicted people.

Scott also spoke about the forthcoming documentary film, True Conviction, directed by Jamie Meltzer, which is about the House of Renewed Hope.

Follow him on Twitter @HRenewedHope

Related: Interview with Texas Exoneree Christopher Scott: ‘I kept hope alive that one day I was going to be free.’

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  1. Daniel Hickey says:

    Listening to the story on the Moth was really moving, particularly in light of current events. I am a liberal white guy married to a mixed-race Latina whose mom is black enough to have experienced harsh racism when her white soldier husband moved the family from Panama to Tennesee in the 1970s. I have always believed that cops and prosecutors and judges and jurors are racist and biased. So I am thrilled how the BLM movement has convinced (for now anyway) a lot more white people about this reality. I just made a donation and will try to give more later. Also planning to watch the movie. Good luck and God bless you.

  2. Quaviah Merari says:

    I’m glad your free,and nay God continue to bless you and your family.. Amen

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