Inside Edition reports that a wrongfully convicted man has been freed from prison after serving 38 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Malcolm Alexander is also leaving prison with a 9-month-old black lab who he named “Inn.” Alexander named the dog “Inn” because he “was innocent and she was innocent.”

Alexander was only 21 when he was sentenced to life behind bars for a rape he didn’t commit. He was able to appeal his case with the help of the Innocence Project due to incompetent legal counsel and admit new DNA evidence proving his innocence.

In this case, DNA testing eliminated Alexander as a suspect. He was originally mistakenly chosen from a photo lineup by the victim. The post-conviction litigator for the Innocence Project told sources that his attorney did “next to nothing to defend him” at trial.

Alexander’s dog was the runt of the litter, and was born to one of his friend’s prison pets. He was allowed to keep her in prison, interacting in common areas and where he worked.

Innocent was presented by Innocence Project workers to Alexander the day after he was freed from prison at the family home he was staying in.

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