Inside the Life of Ray Towler, Wrongly Imprisoned for 30 Years


Esquire has a terrific profile of Ray Towler in this month's issue. Towler spent thirty years in Ohio prisons for a crime he didn't commit. Not until assistance arrived from The Columbus Dispatch and The Innocence Project did Towler's case get a fair shot, specifically because of advances in DNA technology that showed conclusively that the DNA found on the victim was not his.

The piece, "The Someone You're Not," traces those three decades, from the day of the alleged rape in the Rocky River Reservation in the Metroparks, to the days after when Towler is arrested, to his trial, to his grueling life behind bars, and finally, his vindication. It's worth every minute of your time.

Here's a small excerpt, but once again, do yourself a favor and dive in to the full story at Esquire.

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