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Calvin Johnson Jr.


With the help of faith and his family, Calvin C. Johnson, Jr. walked out of a Georgia courtroom a free man on June 15, 1999, after 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He is the author of Exit to Freedom, a book describing his relentless quest for justice while serving 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Johnson’s story has also been published in Jet Magazine, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Essence Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Atlanta Daily World. He is a frequent speaker at colleges, civic organizations, corporations, prisons, churches, and schools, and has been a guest on numerous radio and TV shows including: BBC London, CNN News, MSNBC News, Odyssey News, NPR News, CBS Morning Show, Today Show, BET Tonight, Montel Williams Show, Johnny Cochran Show, and Court TV. Today, Johnson resides in Atlanta and is a board member of the Georgia Innocence Project. He is an employee of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from Clark Atlanta University.