Meet Jeff.

Jeff spent 16 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit because prosecutors said "He seemed sad."


More shocking is that Jeff's story is not unique. Over the last 30 years in US jails,

more than 3,000 prisoners

have been exonerated after having been wrongfully convicted.


After Jeff successfully sued the state of New York, he spent

1.5 million dollars

founding the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice to help other victims of the criminal justice system. Most recently, the foundation was instrumental in freeing William Lopez after nearly 24 years of wrongful imprisonment.