VIDEO: Marcus Sapp is released

Marcus Sapp, the 39th person released from prison due to the efforts of the Ohio Innocence Project, is today a free man. He was released on bond Friday, January 27, 2023, from the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas.

Release days are always filled with emotion as exonerees begin the process of reconnecting with family and friends, as they embark on a new life. Here’s a peek into Marcus Sapp’s first taste of freedom.

Read about OIP's most recent exonerations

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