Robert Jones served 23 years, 7 months, and 3 days in prison for crimes he did not commit. He was exonerated on his birthday, January 26, 2017, thanks to the work of Innocence Project New Orleans and Innocence Project. Since that time, he has worked as a motivational speaker, well-known community activist, and Co-founder of Free-Dem Foundations, Inc., a nonprofit organization mentoring and guiding youth in a positive direction. Robert sits the Board of Directors of Innocence project New Orleans and the City of New Orleans Safety & Justice Challenge Community Advisory Group Committee. He is a social entrepreneur and currently work as a client advocate and community outreach coordinator with the Orleans Public Defenders Office.