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Kevin Strickland 'not rested just yet' two months after exoneration

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Kevin Strickland, who uses a wheelchair, speaks to the press on Nov. 23, 2021, after being released from prison.
Carlos Moreno
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KCUR 89.3
Kevin Strickland, who uses a wheelchair, speaks to the press on Nov. 23, 2021, after being released from prison.

At 43 years, Kevin Strickland served Missouri's longest wrongful conviction sentence. He and fellow exoneree Ricky Kidd share plans to raise awareness and prevent others from similar fates.

The constant reminders of serving 43 years for a crime he didn't commit, "just dredges up the pain of it," Kevin Strickland said.

After being exonerated and left empty-handed by the state, Kevin Strickland and Ricky Kidd are planning a speaking tour to educate others on wrongful convictions and lack of compensation.

  • Kevin Strickland, served Missouri's longest wrongful conviction
  • Ricky Kidd, exoneree and community engagement manager, Midwest Innocence Project
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