I spent nearly half my life in prison for a rape and murder I did not commit. That’s 20 years and 53 days in prison while the real rapist and murderer walked free.

This year, the Vermont Legislature decided to learn from stories like mine by passing S.6 to protect innocent people from being tricked into confessing to a crime they didn’t commit. This is why I was shocked to see Gov. Scott veto this good bill — the first governor to do so after seven other states recently enacted similar laws.

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