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Jury Awards $80,000 To Former Death Row Inmate

A former Illinois death row inmate said his jury award of $80,000 is a travesty, after he was wrongly sent to prison for 18 years.

05/02/2014

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