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James Kluppelberg

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Man Finally Gets Certificate Of Innocence After Wrongful Conviction For Arson

He’s been out of prison for fourteen months, but after Monday, James Kluppelberg finally feels free.

08/06/2013

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Freed Inmate Fights Prosecutors For ‘Certificate Of Innocence’

Last May, James Kluppelberg stood under the sun for the first time a free man in more than two decades. Ten months later, he’s unemployed with little hope. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/18/2013

James Kluppelberg served 24 years in prison on arson and murder charges, before prosecutors dismissed the case, saying new forensic evidence could not prove he committed the crime. Since his release, he's been unable to find a job. (Credit: CBS)

4 Months After Going Free, Wrongfully Convicted Man Still Searching For Job

A 47-year-old man cleared of setting a fire that killed a woman and her five children in 1984 has found that freedom is a subjective term, months after his release from prison.

CBS 2–09/18/2012

James Kluppelberg (right) and his attorney Karl Leonard walk through the parking lot of the Menard Correctional Center, after Kluppelberg was released from prison on May 31, 2012. (Credit: Eva Nagao)

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Deadly Arson Fire Set Free

A 46-year-old man cleared of setting a fire that killed a woman and her five children in 1984 has been released from prison.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012