Nanon Williams has been in prison for 27 years for a crime he did not commit.
He was convicted in 1995 of the 1992 capital murder of Adonius Collier. Williams’ sentence was commuted to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in 2005 due to his status as a minor at the time of the crime (Roper v. Simmons). Williams has always maintained his innocence and has written books outlining the gross miscarriage of justice that was carried out against him. Williams received grossly inadequate representation at all stages of his case, and as a result the courts repeatedly based their decisions on erroneous factual findings. He is now unrepresented and seeking counsel who can help him with a request in federal court to reopen his case so that the factual errors can be corrected and he can fully present his claim of innocence.