Source: The Atlantic
In 1975, Rickey Jackson was 18 years old when he was sentenced to death for a murder he didn’t commit.
Before a witness recantation led to his immediate exoneration and release, Jackson spent 39 years in prison.
At the time of his release, Jackson was the longest-serving exoneree in U.S. history.
“I never broke the law in my life,” Jackson says in Cassandra Evanisko’s 360° short documentary, “Send Me Home. “But nobody cares or believes that you’re innocent in prison. You’re here. You’re 144061 and you’re a killer.”
To utlilize “Send Me Home’s” 360° functionality, watch it on YouTube.
“Send Me Home” is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
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