John Thompson

John Thompson 2007 Global Fellow

Resurrection After Exoneration

Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development

Civil & Human Rights


North America, United States

John Thompson 2007 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Build a transitional home run by exonerated men for exonerated men that provides the medical, financial, legal, and educational aid necessary to help them break the cycle of dependence and poverty.


John Thompson spent eighteen years on Louisiana’s Death Row for a crime he did not commit. He walked out of prison with ten dollars and a bus fare, and he vowed to never go back. His intimate familiarity with what people experience behind prison walls as well as the great obstacles they must overcome after being released led him to launch Resurrection After Exoneration.