“When you are in prison, you are stuck in time,” said Antonio Yarbough, director of the buddy system for Alliance of Families for Justice said.

Yarbough, who spent 22 years in Attica for the triple murder of his mother, sister and cousin that he did not commit. He was exonerated in 2014. He spoke about these difficult transitions during the NABJ/NAHJ 2016 conference on Aug. 3.

“People wanted to help, but didn’t know what to do,” Yarbough said.

Yarbough will work to help those transition back home after serving prison sentences.

“I can say, ‘I know what you’re going through,'” he said.

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