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23: The Tale of an Exoneree

After enduring 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Johnny Berry was one of 14 people exonerated in 2019 by the Philadelphia DA Office's new Conviction Integrity Unit. Thrust into a society which offers him little to no resources, Johnny's disturbingly common story urges us to examine the consequences of a justice system built around profit and punishment, and challenges us to imagine a better system -- one rooted in accountability, restitution, and rehabilitation.

Sheridan is acting as Story Editor for this new docu-series exploring Johnny's story and its larger implications. Learn more at, and follow @23exoneree on Instagram to stay updated.


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