Korey Wise is an American activist who comes to the United States to support criminal justice reform. Wise shares her story of being wrongly convicted in the Central Park jogger case for the attack on Trisha Meili, a 28-year-old white woman who runs in Central Park, as well as for assaulting eight other people in the night of April 19, 1989.. Wise was held for approximately 14 years, maintaining her innocence from 1989 until her immunity in 2002. At the age of 16, Wise was the oldest of the so-called "Central Park Five" and the only one in five in serve all of their time in the adult prison system. Initially, he was not a suspect in any of the crimes and freely accompanied his friend to the police station. While there, however, detectives decide to question him and link him to Meili's rape, even though his name was not originally on the suspect list.
Political activist and historical figure most recognized for being one of the Central Park Five's wrongfully convicted children in the New York case. In 2019, his personal story was adapted as part of the Netflix original series When They See Us, which garnered him even more notoriety.
His first foray into the spotlight occurred in 1989, when he accompanied his friend Yusef Salaam to the police station for questioning. He was the oldest of the five lads and was instead sent to Riker's Island after being wrongfully convicted.
He encountered Matias Reyes, who admitted to the crime he was charged with, while serving time at the Auburn Correctional Facility. The Central Park Five were exonerated by the New York Supreme Court as a result of this accidental encounter.
Marci Wise, his younger sister, was kicked out of his childhood home.
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