The Long Road Home is a photo series that explores the emotional aspects of those wrongfully convicted by the criminal justice system in the United States. The featured portraits are of men and and the lone woman who were sent to death row for crimes they did not commit, including murder, rape, and sexual assault, and were subsequently exonerated. This series also includes portraits of family members of Mike Deloe, who is currently incarcerated despite having a strong case for innocence.
The individuals featured in the project have been found innocent for various reasons, including DNA evidence, prosecutorial misconduct, false eyewitness testimony, poor legal defense, or shoddy forensics. This series has been in part done in association with Witness to Innocence, a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Witness to Innocence is a national membership organization composed of exonerees and their loved ones, who work to end the death penalty in the United States through public education, legislative advocacy, and media outreach.
The scope of the project looks at life after exoneration for those wrongfully convicted, and the emotional toll it has taken on them and their loved ones, as well as the practical challenges they face reintegrating into society after years of incarceration.