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Jailed for lying about her address to get her kids into a better school

The case for education vouchers.

Let parents decide where to send their children to school. Then have the money follow the kids. Then watch the market magically create the best schools and weed out the bad ones.

LISA FLAM-AOL NEWS: How far would you go to get your children into a better public school? The best intentions of one Ohio woman landed her in jail.

In a highly unusual case, Kelley Williams-Bolar, a single mother who lived in Akron public housing, was convicted of lying about her residency in order to send her two daughters to a highly ranked school. Her sentence, which inflamed emotions in the community, was 10 days in jail, according to reports, and is due to end this week.

“It’s overwhelming. I’m exhausted,” she told ABC News. “I did this for them, so there it is. I did this for them.”

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DNA evidence frees wrongly accused man after 30 years in prison

So where does Cornelius Dupree go to get his life back?

ASSOCIATED PRESS: A Texas man had his conviction overturned Tuesday for a rape and robbery he didn’t commit after serving 30 years in prison, more time than any other inmate subsequently exonerated by DNA evidence in his state.

Cornelius Dupree Jr., 51, was formally cleared of the aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon conviction that had kept him behind bars from December 1979 until July of 2010. He served 30 years of his 75-yearsentence before making parole in July. About a week later, DNA test results came back proving his innocence.

“It’s a joy to be free again,” Dupree said after the ruling in a Dallas courtroom.

Dupree is the longest-serving inmate cleared by DNA evidence in Texas, which has freed 41 wrongly convicted inmates through DNA since 2001 — more than any other state.

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