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Feb 17, 2020

Exoneree Ryan Matthews Calls for Ending Louisiana’s Death Penalty: I Know Capital Punishment Doesn’t Work”

DNA exon­er­at­ed Ryan Matthews in 2004, after he had spent five years on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for a mur­der he did not com­mit. In December 2019, he received his col­lege degree. I’m so used to obsta­cles get­ting in my way,” Matthews, told Nola​.com. But that won’t stop me. When one door shuts, I work to get anoth­er one to open.”