State’s Longest Serving Wrongfully Convicted Inmate Is Free

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Ventura County’s District Attorney says he’s “no longer comfortable” with the murder conviction of Michael Hanline. In 1980, Hanline was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. When he was released yesterday in Ventura, Hanline set a record for serving longer than any other Californian to be wrongfully convicted: 36 years.




Warren Olney