Oregon Man is Released After Years on Death Row as His Case Highlights Racial Bias in a Flawed Legal System

September 8, 2023 | The Skanner

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent

Jesse Johnson, a Black man wrongfully convicted for a 1998 murder, was released on Sept. 7, following a reversal of his conviction by the Oregon Court of Appeals two years ago. The case highlighted longstanding racial bias within the justice system.

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