25 years after wrongful conviction, a man is free from Angola

Cedric Dent spent 25 years in Angola for a crime he didn’t commit.
Author: Eleanor Tabone

NEW ORLEANS — Eyewitness News met Cedric Dent the day he returned home to New Orleans after spending 25 years in prison, held behind bars at one of Americans toughest prisons.

Dent remembers the day his life changed.

“I was a working man, I was taking care of my family all of a sudden things went wrong in my life and they took my life away from me,” Dent said. “I got locked up when I was 23 and I am 47 now, they took my good years away from me, for something I didn’t do.”

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