Watch wrongfully convicted man reunite with his mom after 34 years in prison

Sidney Holmes, who served more than 34 years of a 400-year sentence for an armed robbery, tells CNN's Laura Coates how it feels to be free after prosecutors dismissed charges against the wrongly convicted man. #CNN #News


  1. So sorry to you sir. What you have endured, what you have been forcibly put through is unimaginable. Yet you continued to hope. I find you so inspirational. What is happening to me is far less than what you went through. I have constant pain from an illness that flares up and down. It gets me down, but seeing how you made it through is another person to inspire me. I know that you can’t get that time back. You should be compensated for it at the bare minimum. I am thinking of you and hope that your life now will be amazing.

  2. When you give an important job to Someone who is clearly unqualified both legally and morally, this kind of tragedy happens.
    State and national officials across all departments need to be elected based on ability not affiliation.
    Wish you well Mr Holmes
    Your state owes you everything to be happy and confident in continuing your life outside of prison! ✊🏻

  3. I could not imagine!!! They took his life away!! Got nothing but love for this man and pray he has the highest quality of life as a free man now!

  4. That poor man. So glad he is free. How ridiculous that he got 400 years and this man was innocent. Disgusting

  5. How do you ever compensate someone for that kind of loss and injustice? No amount of money could ever make up for that kind of trauma. This is the very reason I have never believed in the death penalty and never will. Wishing this man nothing but love, strength and peace from here on. Cheers, from Country Victoria , Australia 🇦🇺 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

    1. US government should compensate this man at least 5 millions, otherwise I don’t think US got justice. From 🇨🇳

    2. You don’t belong in the death penalty but you’re pro choice when it comes to abortion. Make it make sense.

    3. But all republicans say racism ended in 1968 when King gave his I have a dream speech.

      We shouldn’t talk about news and reality in conservative schools

  6. Man, this is awful. I hope he can get some compensation. He deserves an endless vacation, for the rest of his life.

  7. His dad died without knowing that ♥️Sidney was exonerated 😢. The cruelty of man is soul-crushing. God bless him 🙏🏼!

  8. Mr. Sidney, never let your mother go. She needs your hugs for the rest of her life. Being sorry doesn’t begin to address the years of your life that were stolen. Florida needs to give you any and all types of compensation for being wrongly incarcerated for over 30 years.

  9. My grandfather was treated the same way. Did 15 years of a life sentence for murder back in the 1940’s until the real killer confessed on his death bed. Grandpa was tossed out of prison with $10.00 a white t-shirt and cacky pants and shoes. You did not get phone calls back then. I feel for you sir. And glad you’re home.

  10. Prosecutors and judges who abuse their power like this should be held accountable. Maybe a 25 year sentence would be appropriate. The amount of hate they must have had to do this to someone… it should be considered a hate crime. Imagine how many people have been unfairly discriminated against in the so called justice system.

  11. How do these people “pay” him back for the 34 years they robbed from this man? I want to hug him and his Mom…this is SO WRONG.😢

  12. This is one of the reasons I oppose the death penalty. What happens if someone is wrongly convicted? Happens more often than you think.

  13. When Florida changes the law on damages payments they need to make sure that it includes the handeling of this case specifically. He without a doubt has earned peace of mind for the rest of his life. Florida owes it to itself and to the nation that such unjustices don’t go without punishment. The world is indeed watching. Greetings from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  14. So glad this man was freed. The question remains, how does one compensate for the pain and suffering he endured with the loss of time spent being wrongfully convicted? I hope this man will find great blessings along his journey going forward.It takes an incredibly strong person to keep it together for as long as he did.

  15. This injustice is beyond comprehension, may those who this man, suffer the pain he has gone through. This is so sad and unfair, Lord I pray for justice over this man and many who are wrongful in prisons

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