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Quintin Morris Becomes 6th Member Of ‘California 12’ To Be Released From Prison

This photo released by the California Innocence Project shows Quintin Morris,...

Credit: Jeremy Stock/California Innocence Project via AP

Above: This photo released by the California Innocence Project shows Quintin Morris, 53, celebrating with CIP litigaton coordinator Alissa Bjerkhoel, left, and his sister Billie Sullivan after he was released from Folsom Prison after spending 27 years behind bars for attempted murders he denied committing, outside the prison in Folsom, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Then-Gov. Jerry Brown commuted Morris's 1994 potential life sentence last August, allowing him to be granted parole. He's expected to spend some time in a halfway house in the Los Angeles area.

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Another member of the California Innocence Project's California 12 is now a free man. Quintin Morris spent 27 years in prison for a murder another man confessed to committing.

Governor Jerry Brown granted him parole in September and he walked free on January 10.

Morris is the sixth member of the California 12 to be released from prison. Brown reduced the sentence of a seventh member of the group, Keira Newsome, making her eligible for parole. The Innocence Project attorneys took on the cases of the California 12 believing they are innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted.

The Innocence project is now turning to Governor Gavin Newsom to grant clemency to the remaining five members of the California 12.

Justin Brooks, executive director of the California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law, joins Midday Edition Wednesday with more on Morris' story.


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