A wrongful conviction shatters a family

Ronjon Cameron with one of his 9 grandchildren.

By Emily Tadlock


Joel Broderick and Leahrae Smith-Banker are the children of Ronjon Cameron, a man wrongfully convicted for rape who spent 14 years of his life in prison. Not only was it 14 years of his life, it was also 14 years of his children’s lives.

During the years the innocent Cameron was in prison, he missed walking his daughter down the aisle, births of his grandchildren, birthdays, the death of his mother, and countless other life events. “We can’t get any of that time back. You can’t just turn back time,” said Broderick.

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Emily Tadlock is a multimedia journalist. She writes for broadcast and the web because she is interested in many different forms of storytelling including writing, video and data visualization. Political journalism and public policy issues are her favorite subjects to cover. She likes to volunteer and watch House of Cards in her minimal spare time.