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False Conviction in Pennsylvania.

Ed Ryder and Reverend James McCloskey The story of one man's fight for freedom. Three days after Ryder arrived at Holmesburg prison to do time for theft, he was accused of murdering a prisoner in his cell block. For twenty years, Ryder fought to prove his innocence... the city of Philadelphia rallying behind him. Reverend James McCloskey, who helps prisoners he believes are unjustly convicted get pardons, spearheaded the efforts for Ryder's release. Now Ryder is a free man. During the twenty years Ryder was a model prisoner, teaching himself how to play trumpet, and continuing his education through college level.

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Other segments from the episode on November 18, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 18, 1993: Interview with Ed Ryder and James McCloskey; Interview with Barbara Cool; Review of the film "The Piano."

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