After more than 20 years in prison, Jonathan Irons sues over wrongful conviction in St. Louis area
WNBA star Maya Moore married Jonathan Irons, the man she helped free from prison this year after a wrongful conviction. Irons served more than two decades of a prison sentence until he was released in July.
A Black man who was wrongfully sentenced to 50 years in prison has been released, after a campaign from WNBA champion Maya Moore, who sat out 2 seasons to help overturn his conviction. Jonathan Irons was convicted for a non-fatal shooting in 1997, at age 16. He is now 40.
WNBA star Maya Moore sat out the entire season last year and helped overturn the conviction of Jonathan Irons, who was serving a 50-year prison sentence. He was finally released today. (via @MooreMaya )
Maya Moore stepped away from basketball to focus on criminal justice reform. Today, Jonathan Irons, who was serving a 50-year sentence for a conviction that was ultimately overturned, was released thanks to her efforts 🙌🏿 (via @MooreMaya )