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