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Burge torture victim freed after 25 years in jail

Freedom! On the same day that convicted Chicago police torturer Jon Burge began his jail sentence, the announcement came that one of the prisoners tortured under Burge's regime has been freed after being wrongfully jailed for 25 years.

Eric Caine was arrested in 1986 for a double-murder to which he confessed after being tortured. But several convictions in the infamous Area Two were vacated, and on March 17th, after a petition was filed by The Exoneration Project on Caine's behalf, Caine was freed after the Special States Attorney agreed to drop all charges.

Read more: After 25 years, Jon Burge Victim Finally to be Freed | Chicago Police torture victim Eric Caine upon his release from 25 years [of] wrongful incarceration


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