The Marshall Project Profiles Jon Eldan of After Innocence

The Marshall Project Profiles Jon Eldan of After Innocence

After Innocence

When Dean Gillispie walked free from prison in December 2011 — 20 years after his wrongful conviction for raping three women — he knew the emotional and mental scars of his incarceration might never go away. But he also bore a physical reminder of his time behind bars: over a decade earlier while on a ladder doing prison maintenance work, Gillispie fell and pinched a nerve in his back. By the time he was released three days before Christmas, he could barely walk.

Six months later, Gillispie got a call from the Ohio Innocence Project — which had helped establish his innocence — saying he would soon be contacted by a man named Jon Eldan. Read more.