PHOTOS: Clarence Moses-EL celebrates freedom

PHOTOS: Clarence Moses-EL celebrates freedom

After 28 years in prison for a crime all evidence suggests he did not commit, Clarence Moses-EL walked out of jail, saw his family and tasted freedom. Read Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene’s story about his first night out of prison here.

Clarence Moses-EL's wife Stephanie Burke and son Anthony Burke wait for Moses-EL's release from the Denver jail.

Clarence Moses-EL’s wife Stephanie Burke and son Anthony Burke wait for his release from the Denver jail. Credit: Robert McGoey

A fire alarm at the jail slowed down the release process, but Moses-EL’s legal team negotiated what might have been another delay to his freedom. Here, from left to right, are attorneys Eric Klein and Katie Stephenson, and paralegal Phil Lieder. Photo: Robert McGoey

For the first time in 28 years, Clarence Moses-EL walks free.

For the first time in more thank 28 years, Clarence Moses-EL walks free, dressed in a new suit and carrying a copy of the Koran. Photo: Robert McGoey

Moses-EL embraces his wife, Burke. Photo: Robert McGoey

Moses-EL embraces his wife, Stephanie Burke. Photo: Robert McGoey

Moses-EL speaks to supporters and the press about his year in prison. Photos: Robert McGoey

Moses-EL speaks to supporters and the press about his 28 years in prison. Photos: Robert McGoey

Clarence Moses-EL charms the press corps. Photo: Robert McGoey

Clarence Moses-EL with Denver’s press corps. Photo: Robert McGoey

Moses-EL and his wife and son celebrate his freedom. Photo: Robert McGoey

Moses-EL and his wife and son celebrate his freedom. Photo: Robert McGoey

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Moses-EL relishes pizza from the free world. Photo: Greg Hoenig

Surrounded by his grandchildren and legal team, Moses-EL celebrates freedom.

Surrounded by his grandchildren, legal team and friends, Moses-EL rejoices. Photo: Greg Hoenig

Moses-EL, his son and grandchildren are reunited.

Moses-EL, his son, Anthony, stepdaughter, Michelle, and grandchildren are reunited. Photo: Greg Hoenig

Moses-EL and his wife Stephanie Burke. Photo: Greg Hoenig

Moses-EL and his wife Stephanie Burke. Photo: Greg Hoenig

Moses-EL chats with his family in Baltimore. Photo: Greg Hoenig

Moses-EL chats with his family in Baltimore. Photo: Greg Hoenig

Moses-EL and his son Burke embrace. Photo: Greg Hoenig

Moses-EL and his son Anthony Burke embrace. Photo: Greg Hoenig

A taste of sweet freedom. The cake had 12 candles, one for each grandchild Moses-EL had not met in his 28 years in prison. Photo: Greg Hoenig

A taste of sweet freedom. The cake had 12 candles, one for each grandchild Moses-EL had not met in his 28 years in prison. Photo: Greg Hoenig

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