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Malcolm Alexander Exonerated, Released With Dog

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By    |   Monday, 26 February 2018 10:42 AM

Malcolm Alexander was exonerated after serving nearly 38 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and he did not go home alone. Instead he walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola with a puppy he had raised during his time behind bars, Inside Edition noted.

The 9-month-old black Labrador, Innocent, latched onto Alexander after being born the runt of a litter, to a mother that belonged to one of Alexander's friends.

Prison officials allowed him to keep the pet and a day after he walked free she was delivered to his house by the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization that fights for those who have been wrongfully imprisoned.

Alexander was 21 years old when he was sentenced to life in prison for a rape he did not commit in 1980, Today noted.

He maintained his innocence all these years and in 1996 the Innocence Project joined his plight.

DNA testing eventually proved Alexander's innocence and he was able to finally go home, with Innocent in tow.

"I named her Inn because I was innocent and she was innocent," he said, according to CBS News.

Alexander recalled the day his canine companion was born, explaining how he picked her out of a the 10-puppy litter to care for because he thought she needed the most love.

"I wrote the date on my heart. I can remember her birthday better than I can remember my own," he told Today.

He promised her that one day they would both be "out there," and now that day has arrived.

"We going to the park and we're going to chase birds – she likes to chase birds," he said, per Inside Edition.

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Malcolm Alexander was exonerated after spending nearly 38 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, and joining him in his life of freedom is a dog he raised while behind bars.
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