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ndume [photo essay]

  • ndume [photo essay] - photography by tasha a. f. lemley
  • Ndume and Anne-Marie

    Ndume and Anne-Marie

    These photos are from a story in The Contributor highlighting Ndume Olatushani. Ndume first moved into his (and his wife’s) East Nashville home on June 1, 2012—the day he was released from Shelby County Jail after serving nearly 28 years behind bars in Tennessee (20 of them on death row) for a crime he did not commit. Officially maintaining his innocence but pleading to second-degree murder in order to be released immediately and so avoid an indefinite amount of more time behind bars and a potentially exhausting second trial, Ndume walked out of Shelby County Jail without shackles or escort for the first time in over a quarter-century. Unfortunately, Ndume’s story of false conviction is far from unprecedented in the U.S. criminal justice system. And yet, few are familiar with it. In these photos, you see Ndume and his wife (who is also the lawyer who helped bring him home), Anne-Marie
  • ndume [photo essay] - photography by tasha a. f. lemley
  • ndume [photo essay] - photography by tasha a. f. lemley