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Can you imagine going to prison for 23 years for a crime you didn't commit? Well, that is the real-life story of Ricky Kidd. Even though 

he had an alibi at the time of the crime; Ricky was arrested in 1996 for the shooting deaths of George Bryant and Oscar Bridges in Kansas City, MO.


He was arrested and convicted with no physical evidence linking him

to the crime. The prosecutor has since been accused of misconduct in

this and several other cases, and Ricky was exonerated on his last

appeal with the help of the Midwest Innocence Project. Ricky is now sharing his story as a speaker, author, and playwright. His sole post-exoneration focus is to educate and inspire millions of people about resilience in facing their challenges. Ricky has also advocated for the wrongfully convicted all over the country and has even trained prosecutors on how to avoid wrongful convictions as a criminal justice consultant.


Using his unique gift to break down social barriers and use the rubble

to build new opportunities. Mr.Kidd was recently elected to serve as a

member of the Innocence Network Executive Board & selected to be

on the Kansas City DA Community Advisory Board. Ricky's story has been fuel for him to continue to share his story of true resilience and educate and inspire others that they too can overcome adversity!

He is the founder of I AM RESILIENCE, a global transformational change platform that helps people tap into their RESILIENCE.


"I was forced to become the light, illuminating everything in sight; I was forced to become the oxygen if ever I was to breathe again," says Ricky Kidd in his book of spoken words. 


Click here to purchase Ricky Kidd's book on Amazon: "Vivid Expressions: A Journey Inside The Mind of The Innocent" 


Ricky Kidd is a justice advocate, speaker, playwright & community activist on a mission to advance all current & future generations through positive impact.