Following a protracted legal battle, Italy’s highest court overturned the murder conviction of American foreign exchange student Amanda Knox in 2015, clearing her of all responsibility in the death of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher. Knox had previously spent nearly four years in an Italian prison in connection with the conviction.

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“This is a grief and a trauma that all wrongfully convicted people carry with them for the rest of their life,” says Amanda when asked if it’s something she’ll ever get over.

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Today, Amanda is an author, public speaker, podcast host and activist who works alongside groups such as the Innocence Project, a non-profit investigative organization dedicated to proving the innocence of those they contend were wrongly convicted people.

Watch the video above to learn why Amanda says it was almost as hard to reintegrate into free society as it was integrating into prison life.

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This episode contains graphic discussions about criminal cases. Viewer discretion is advised.

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