Innocent. But Never Free.

Peter Vaughn was convicted of a supermarket robbery, Donnell Johnson of a child's murder. They spent years in prison proclaiming their innocence. And then one day it happened: Their convictions were overturned. They were free to go. One man pieced his life back together. The other fell apart.

Wrongly convicted of armed robbery in 1983, Peter Vaughn still wonders whether his life could have been different.
By Phil Primack
June 5, 2005

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