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2 Dallas Exonerees talk with Dallas students

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Some Dallas Independent School District students received a real life lesson about the justice system in Texas from two men who should know.

Richard Miles and Christopher Scott served time behind bars for crimes they did not commit in Dallas County. The two men spoke to students at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in Dallas.

Miles was only 19-years-old when he was arrested for murder and attempted murder. Scott was convicted for murder solely on eyewitness testimony, which later proved faulty.

The men talked to students about their lives behind bars, and the judicial system.

"The judicial system is broken because we have men and women who are falsely in prison coming out now and the prison system is broken because there's not rehabilitation in there," said Miles.

The two men had an attentive audience at the school's law magnet. Students hope to pursue law related careers after graduation.

Scott and Miles addressed what robbed them of years that cannot be restored; bad eyewitness identification and prosecutorial misconduct.

 

Scott challenged the students to pursue law with honesty and integrity.

"So we made history, I'm just letting y'all know that y'all can make history too," he said.

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