Innocent & Free After 38 Years - Let's Help!

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A personal fundraiser by

Malcolm Alexander
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Thanks to all who helped Malcolm buy a truck! His next goal is to start a carpentry business!


raised by 334 people

$25,000 goal

Ready to work!

Update posted 6 years ago

I want to thank everyone again for your kindness and support. I now have my truck and some tools to get going - the only thing I'm missing is work and opportunity! If you or anyone you know live in the New Orleans area and need any carpentry or handyman services, please leave a comment on my page. I also build wood rocking chairs that recline. I really appreciate all of you.

Malcolm needs your help

In 1980, at just 20 years old, Malcolm Alexander was wrongly convicted of a crime in Louisiana and sent to Angola prison (a former plantation) to serve a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.  He spent the next 38 years fighting for his freedom. The Innocence Project took on his case in 2013 and obtained DNA testing that excluded him from crime scene evidence.  

On January 30, 2018, Malcolm was exonerated and reunited with his family, including his son, who was just two years old when Malcolm was wrongfully convicted.  Last Spring when a dog at the prison had a litter, Malcolm started caring for one of the puppies and raised her until his release.  Malcolm named the puppy Inn, short for Innocence, and was reunited with her the day after his exoneration.  Inn is now living with Malcolm.  Watch the video at the link below to see Malcolm and Inn reunited.

At Angola, Malcolm became a skilled carpenter and craftsman,  making jewelry and building rocking chairs. He now dreams to have his own jewelry booth at the Frenchmen Art Market/Art Garage in New Orleans and to support himself through his woodwork and craft. 

Help him build his new life

Help us reach our goal of raising enough money for Malcolm to buy a truck so he can pursue his woodwork (and create his own carpentry business!) and be able to get around town with Inn. Any donation you can give to help Malcolm regain his independence is very much appreciated!

A personal fundraiser by

Malcolm Alexander

Malcolm Alexander

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