Nothing can make up for the devastation of being falsely imprisoned for years; however, things are looking up for the Central Park exonerated five. Since the release of Ava Duvernay’s, “When They See Us,” the public outpour of love and support for the men is nonstop. In a recent release from The New York Post, Korey Wise, the eldest of the group, who spent 12 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, is now the proud owner of an 803 sq ft, $925,000 condo in Harlem.
Wise is now known for his activism, public speaking, and support of the non-profit organization the Innocence Project. As the recipient of a $12.2 million settlement from their lawsuit against the state of New York, Wise owning property in the same city that turned its back on him only proves how admirable of a man he is. While his resilience and strength are commendable, he was quoted in a 2012 interview stating, “You won’t forget what you lost. No money could bring that time back. No money could bring the life that was missing or the time that was taken away.”