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A Black man is freed from prison 44 years after he was wrongly convicted of rape

Aug 28, 2020 - CNN

A Black man was freed from a North Carolina prison on Thursday after serving 44 years for a crime he maintains he didn't commit.

Ronnie Long, wearing a dark three-piece suit, red tie and a hat, walked out of prison, wheeling his few belongings behind him. He raised his hands to the crowd and threw his arms around a loved one before addressing reporters.

"It's been a long road," Long said. "But it's over with. It's over with now."

Wearing a mask that said "Free Ronnie Long," he ...