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BONUS: Rogers Park resident, exoneree Juan Rivera on life after prison

Juan Rivera (second on the right) with students from his barber school in Glenwood, IL.

On this bonus episode of The Byline: Just a few blocks from Loyola’s Lake Shore campus in Rogers Park, a man named Juan Rivera lives in an ordinary-looking house with his family. But he’s far from ordinary. Rivera spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and later won more than $20 million in one of the largest wrongful conviction settlements in United States history.

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