Innocent Man Exonerated After 38 Years Goes Home With Dog He Raised In Prison

Can you imagine being imprisoned for nearly 40 years for a crime you didn’t commit?

That’s exactly what happened to Malcolm Alexander, a Louisiana man who was given a life sentence for rape when he was 21 years old in 1980.

According to Today, Alexander was assisted by The Innocence Project, a non-profit organization that helps wrongfully accused prisoners prove their innocence. With the help of DNA evidence, the now-58-year-old was finally found not guilty after four long decades behind bars.

While he was incarcerated, Alexander got involved in a program that enables prisoners to raise puppies. Now a free man, he was able to take his beloved dog, named Innocent or Inn for short, home with him.

“I named her Inn because I was innocent and she was innocent,” he told CBS New York.

Along with her loving human, 9-month-old Innocent is thrilled to explore life outside of the prison walls. And unsurprisingly, Alexander is enjoying it with her.

(Fast forward to the 2 minute mark to see Inn join her favorite human in freedom!)