While trying to make ends meet as a receptionist at a furrier in Dallas, TX, Joyce Ann Brown became entangled in a web of robbery, murder, and misconduct when a woman of the same name became wanted for a crime.
Charles Chatman of Dallas, TX, was wrongfully convicted of rape and sentenced to 99 years in prison after his neighbor mistakenly identified him as her attacker and his family failed to fully support his alibi.
After a young husband was robbed and murdered on New Year's Day in Venice, CA, Tim Atkins erroneously became the main suspect when a neighborhood drug addict claimed that Tim was the culprit, leading to a 20 year prison bid.
When 16-year-old Arthur Carmona decided to visit his friend in Costa Mesa, CA, to play video games, he never imagined that he would be mistakenly identified as an armed robber and spend the next two years in prison.
As a kid born on the "wrong side" of the tracks, Darryl Hunt became an easy target for accusations and prosecutorial misconduct in Winston-Salem, NC, where a young, white woman was brutally murdered.
While walking to the store in Richmond, VA, to buy groceries for his mother's Sunday dinner, 18-year-old Thomas Haynesworth was misidentified as a serial rapist and didn't return home for the next 27 years.
Vindicated sheds a much needed spotlight on individuals who have been unjustly sent to prison for crimes they did not commit. This series explores the highs and the lows of various people as they attempt to rejoin society, rebuild relationships and more.
While attempting to clear up another legal matter in Los Angeles, CA, Herman Atkins was misidentified by a rape victim as her attacker and subsequently spent 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, Timothy Cole returned to college in Lubbock, TX, where he was wrongfully accused and convicted of being a rapist, leading to his untimely death in prison.
Joyce Ann Brown talks about growing up during integration in Texas.
Joyce Ann Brown makes a promise to help those who are less fortunate and keeps it!
Tired of being written off by society, Joyce Ann Brown receives her first big break after being released.
Joyce Ann Brown's family recalls the affect her incarceration had on each of them.
Arthur Carmona decides to sign a release stating he won't sue the Irvine and Costa Mesa police departments along with the Orange County District Attorney.
Against the wishes of family, Daryl and April get married and prove their love is more solid than any prison bars.
With the help of the community and his wife, April, Daryl Hunt gets released on bond before his second trial.
Arthur Carmona gets killed outside of a party in a hit and run accident.
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