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Man gets old Job Back after being Falsely Imprisoned for 23 Years

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Man had Job waiting for him after being Falsely Imprisoned for 23 Years - BellaNaija

Nevest Coleman was falsely imprisoned in 1994 on charges of rape and murder, when he was 25, the New York Times reports.

Coleman had been accused of raping and killing a woman, and had confessed to the crime after he was coerced – deprived of sleep, punched in the face, and called a racial slur. The police officers had promised leniency if he confessed.

23 years later, with Coleman found innocent and his life in prison sentence vacated, he returned to his old job as a groundskeeper which had been waiting for him.

He walked into his old job as a groundsman with the Chicago White Sox like he never left, walking in with his lunch.

Speaking of his time in prison, Coleman said: “When I was in there I was miserable. But now I got my loved ones behind me. The misery is gone now.”

Watch his story below:

2 Comments

  1. Daisy

    March 28, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Was he compensated? America is just a sad dark place for black people after literally building that country with their bare hands. You get to read so many of this unfortunate stories. And the victims almost always black men. Wickedness

    • Fela

      March 29, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Indeed such a sad place. Imagine living all you life with no dignity accorded to you because of your colour.

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