Alan Crotzer, a former Florida prison inmate, was pardoned this month because of DNA evidence. Crotzer was sentenced to prison for two rapes and a robbery. In addition to being released from the 25 years he spent in prison, he also received a $1.25 million award for the false conviction.
Along with being found innocent, Crotzer also got his prior conviction for selling pot in prison expunged from his record. The logic behind this decision was that if he wasn’t wrongly incarcerated in the first place, he would not have received this charge.