Innocent Man Is Freed From Prison After 38 Years And Reunites With Dog He Raised Behind Bars

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

Malcolm Alexander was just in his 20s when he was thrown in jail for 38 years. There was only one problem: he was an innocent man.

A nonprofit organization called the Innocence Project reopens cases and uses DNA testing to help exonerate those wrongfully imprisoned. They were able to prove Malcolm’s innocence.

While in prison, Malcolm was raising a puppy. They were allowed to interact in common areas.

Malcolm decided to name his dog Innocence, or “Inn” for short. According to Inside Edition, “Innocent was the runt of a 10-puppy litter, born to a mom that was the prison pet of a friend of Alexander’s.”

In the emotional video below, the newly innocent man and Inn are reunited outside the prison walls, and neither one of them could be happier to see each other. As you’ll see in the footage, the dog can be seen leaping into Malcolm’s arms once she recognizes who he is.

In the original video, which The Innocence Project posted to Facebook, more than 84,000 people have viewed the sweet reunion. Malcolm said he is excited to take her to the park and let her chase birds around.

The Innocence Project is also trying to raise money for Malcolm to get back on his feet. So far, they’ve raised almost $14,000.

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Photos: Inside Edition

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