Thaddeus “T.J.” Jimenez, who was arrested in 1993 at age 13 and later wrongfully convicted for a murder he did not commit, was released from the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, after 16 years, 2 months, and 27 days of wrongful confinement. Jimenez, who is now 30 years old, is believed to be the youngest person in Illinois history convicted of a crime he did not commit, who was later fully exonerated. He may, in fact, be the youngest person in United States history to be wrongfully convicted of a crime and then later fully exonerated.
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Coverage of Thaddeus Jimenez's Story