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Flatwater Free Press

September 16, 2022

Slain teen’s loved ones to pardon’s board: Release Jackson, he didn’t do it.


By Matthew Hansen and Natalia Alamdari


LIncoln Channel 8

September 5, 2022

Free Earnest Jackson Letter Writing

A video recap of the local efforts to garner letters & support in anticipation of Earnest’s upcoming September 19th pardon’s hearing.


KETV Newswatch 7

March 26, 2022

Free Earnest Jackson Chili Feed Event

An interview with Brenda Jackson-Williams, Tracy Jackson, and Remee Greer about Earnest’s story at the locally hosted event.



December 16, 2020

Send Earnest Home

Join Unjustly as they explore the social injustices in our criminal justice system. This episode they tell the story of Earnest Jackson, who has been wrongfully convicted for over 20 years.


Midwest Mistfits Podcast

November 25, 2020

Send Earnest Jackson Home: Innocence Podcast

Hear the story of Earnest Jackson. With details from the night of the crime, the trial, the appeals, and the current fight to share his story far & wide.


KPTM Fox 42

September 11, 2020

"Free Earnest Jackson" movement says Omaha man was wrongfully convicted for murder


Actual Innocent Prisoners


Earnest Jackson - Nebraska

A summary of Jackson's case.


Nebraska Examiner

September 15, 2022

Earnest* Jackson gains more allies in quest to be freed from prison 

Son & mother of alleged murder victim’s only child plan to testify on his behalf. An article by Paul Hammel.


Nebraska Examiner

August 31, 2022

Nebraska Board of Pardons will hear Earnest’s case on Sept. 19th

An article by Jazari Kual


The Gateway

March 29, 2021

Free Earnest Jackson Concert

A recap of the night locals came together to tell Earnest's story with music, food and comedy.

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KPTM Fox 42

December 9, 2020

Family, community pushes to free man who spent decades behind bars


The Reader

September 21, 2020

The Curious, Winding Case of Earnest Jackson

A jury in Douglas County convicted Earnest Jackson of murder in 1999. Now a movement has started to set him free.


Omaha World-Herald

June 24, 2017, updated October 16, 2019

Nebraska Supreme Court upholds sentence for man convicted at age 17 in 1999 shooting death


1011 Now News

September 15, 2022

After 22 years in prison, Earnest Jackson to go before Nebraska Pardon Board 

In  a matter of days, Earnest Jackson will hear his fate from Nebraska’s top elected officials after decades of fighting for his freedom from the confines of prison. An article by Bayley Bischoff.



April 29, 2022

After Failure of LB 28, How Can the Wrongful Conviction of Earnest Jackson Be Reversed?

An article penned by #SEH campaign manager, Megan Rollag, in collaboration with NOISE. This article summarizes the key facts and current state of Earnest’s case as of April 29th, 2022.

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KPTM Fox 42

January 30, 2021

Senator hopes bill would give a new chance at re-trial for a man who says he's innocent


The Gateway

December 7, 2020

#SendEarnestHome: A growing movement hoping to free a wrongly convicted man


Omaha World-Herald

September 13, 2020

'Let's bring him home': Movement to free man convicted of murder at 17 grows


Omaha World-Herald

April 27, 2016

Convicted of murder at 17, man resentenced to at least 13½ more years in prison; his family calls it unfair

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