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May 3, 2010

During the last 17 years, countless fellow prisoners told Frank Sterling that proving his innocence was "impossible." He remained determined, however, and he walked out of prison a free man last Wednesday. "I guess I’m an impossible person," he said this weekend.

Now, Sterling is enjoying the small joys of daily life in the free world and starting the process of reconnecting with family and friends.

The Innocence Project is committed to helping Sterling and other clients adjust to life after exoneration, and we’re hard at work on freeing other innocent prisoners across the United States.
Frank Sterling and Vanessa Potkin

Can you donate $25 today to help us take on "impossible" cases across the country?

As we told you last week, Sterling was freed after DNA testing obtained by the Innocence Project proved his innocence of a 1989 upstate New York murder, for which he was serving 25 years to life in prison. His mother was at the Rochester courthouse to welcome him home, and he is living with family friends until his mother can move from Texas to New York to be with him. He says he is thankful for the help of family and friends, and is taking life one day at a time.

"It doesn’t even feel real yet," he said. "How am I supposed to even know how to feel?"

For now, Sterling is enjoying the little things. He’s getting used to going about his day without asking permission for every move. He cooked eggs on Friday for the first time in nearly two decades. An avid crocheter, Sterling is making gifts for friends with the rainbow of yarn colors available in the free world -- in prison he made scarves and hats for needy families using a limited range of colors.

"I’m 47 years old," he said, "and I’ve got the rest of my life to enjoy."

Frank Sterling lost too many years for a crime he didn’t commit, and we’re in a race to free countless other innocent Americans before it’s too late. Your donation today will make our work possible.

Please donate $25 today to help us free the next innocent person from prison.

Thank you for your support,

The Innocence Project

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