Press coverage

300th inmate freed by DNA plans new life in Minnesota
Star Tribune newspaper

Louisiana death-row inmate Damon Thibodeaux exonerated with DNA evidence
Washington Post newspaper

Angola death row inmate who gave false confession released after 15 years
Times-Picayune newspaper

Man on death for 15 years exonerated due to DNA
WDSU-TV video

DNA testing frees man who lived on death row for 15 years
The Guardian

 

“Like hundreds of other DNA exonerees, there is no question that Mr. Thibodeaux suffered terribly because of faults in the criminal justice system.”

 

Barry Scheck,
The Innocence Project

Update: Graduation day

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Damon passed the General Education Development Test and received his Certificate of High School Equivalency in a ceremony held January 22, 2013 at Jefferson Community School, Minneapolis.

Update: A new career

In late 2013, Damon completed commercial driver training, obtained his Class A licence, and in January 2014, began his new career as a driver with a trucking firm.