Wrongfully imprisoned by the State of North Carolina on May 10, 1976. Ronnie was finally freed on August 27, 2020.
44 Years, 3 Months, 17 Days
On December 17, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper pardoned Ronnie Long. The State of NC has finally admitted that they got it wrong & that Ronnie Long is INNOCENT! This makes him eligible to receive the max compensation of $750,000 for the 44 years he lost.
Ronnie Long's wife recorded the moment his attorney, Jamie Lau, gave him the wonderful news that Governor Roy Cooper had granted his pardon petition.
Ronnie speaking during the Moral March on Raleigh on February 13, 2021.
Ronnie was represented by the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic with Jamie Lau as the lead attorney.
#TeamRonnieLong as we like to call ourselves, is made up of many people all over the world. Anyone who supports Ronnie is considered part of the team. Come join the team!
Check out this great video
Ronnie Long was honored as the drummer for the Carolina Panthers for their home game on 11/22/2020. #KeepPounding
Ronnie Long, his sister, his son (& only child) & his attorney were all interviewed by Erin F. Moriarty of the CBS This Morning Show.