Prosecutor-Driven Exoneration in Chicago Today…

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The Thursday jailhouse phone call began not much different than usual.

“How’s your day going?” the inmate’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner, asked.

“Pretty much like any other day in prison,” replied Alprentiss Nash, a 37-year-old Chicago man who’s spent the last 17 years in prison professing his innocence.

“ ‘Well, you’re going to be a free man tomorrow,’ I told him,” said Zellner. “He just started yelling and shouting and praising God. It was great.”

Nash is expected to walk out of the Menard Correctional Center in downstate Menard at 11 a.m. Friday–a day after prosecutors with Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office went to court and asked a judge to vacate murder charges against him.

Convicted in January 1997 of the 1995 armed robbery and murder of Leon Stroud in his West Pullman home, Nash becomes the first person ever to have his murder conviction…

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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