LORINDA SWAIN

CASE SUMMARY

Lorinda Swain was wrongly convicted in 2002 of four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Her prosecution was based on the testimony of her son, Ronnie, who later recanted. Swain was
sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison. Swain filed a post-conviction petition to vacate her conviction
and award her a new trial that was granted in 2009. She was released on bond. For another 8 years,
Lorinda experienced an emotional rollercoaster with many appeals going back and forth and the
threat of her being returned to prison at any time.

CURRENT STATUS

WHERE ARE WE

EXONERATED!!!
May 2016: The Michigan Innocence Clinic persuaded the Michigan Supreme Court to review the
case and the Michigan Supreme Court overruled the appeals court and ordered a new trial for
Swain. On May 19, 2016, the prosecution dismissed the charges against Swain was granted.
 
COMPENSATION?
May 2018: Lorinda agreed to a settlement against Calhoun County for $1.9 million.

INFORMATION

CONTACT DETAILS

CONTACT DETAILS
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