Innocence Network Conference Mentioned in People Magazine

Innocence Network Conference Mentioned in People Magazine

In 2013, after nearly 10 years behind bars, the court vacated Ryan Ferguson’s conviction in the 2001 killing of a Missouri journalist. His plight has pushed him to seek justice for others and build friendships with those whose lives were also turned upside down by wrongful convictions – including Amanda Knox.

Ferguson tells PEOPLE Now that connecting with Knox – whose conviction in the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher was overturned by Italy’s highest appeals court in 2015 – has “meant a lot.”

“There’s so many incredible people in the wrongful conviction community and the day I got out she held up that sign. It just meant so much,” Ferguson says, referencing a photo of Knox holding a “Welcome Home Ryan” sign after his release from prison. Read more.