Sunday, October 30, 1994


Ed Ryder was almost 20 years into a life sentence for murder, when I wrote a detailed investigative story about the weakness of the evidence in his conviction and the unlikeliness of his guilt. It helped get him freed from prison - the most gratifying event of my career.

I kept close track of Ryder after his release, and wrote about his first year's ups and downs for the Inquirer's Sunday magazine. The story won that year's top prize for profiles from the Sunday Magazine Editors' Association.

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