Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

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Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

Richard Phillips stands next to some of his artwork Thursday at the Community Art Gallery in Ferndale, Mich. Phillips was exonerated of murder in 2018 after 45 years in prison. Lawyers say he should be entitled to more than $2 million under Michigan’s wrongful conviction law, but the state so far is resisting. So Phillips, 73, is selling some of his 400-plus watercolors he painted in prison.

Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

Richard Phillips stands next to some of his artwork Thursday at the Community Art Gallery in Ferndale, Mich. Phillips was exonerated of murder in 2018 after 45 years in prison. Lawyers say he should be entitled to more than $2 million under Michigan’s wrongful conviction law, but the state so far is resisting. So Phillips, 73, is selling some of his 400-plus watercolors he painted in prison.

Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

A selection of artwork by Richard Phillips is displayed at the Community Art Gallery in Ferndale, Mich.
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