In this conversation recorded March 31, 2010 with Innocence project worker Christo Raines, Mr. Gibson talks about how he dealt with his unjust incarceration, how boxing at Angola prison helped him get through the ordeal, and how the experience haunted him even after his release in 1993. He talks about how the world had changed while he was behind bars.
ALSO: In this extended conversation, Roland Gibson talks with Innocence Project worker Christo Raines about boxing at Angola State Prison, where he was incarcerated for 25 years for a murder he didn't commit. And he reflects on how he kept connected with his family while he was in prison, and what advice he has about life.
StoryCorps New Orleans interviews were recorded by StoryCorps, a national project to record and collect stories of everyday people. This excerpt was selected and produced by WWNO producer Eileen Fleming, with support from the WWNO Productions Fund and from Villere & Co., managing the investments of New Orleans' families for almost 100 years. Listen again at wwno.org or at nola.com.