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Cristian Salazar spent over a decade as a daily journalist. He worked as a crime reporter in Paterson, N.J., and as a newsman for The Associated Press in New York City. His stories have appeared in The Washington Post, The Daily Beast and several other publications. He was born in Mexico and raised in Colorado. Find him on Twitter @cstelegram.

The Former Death Row Prisoner Making Rings for the Exonerated

Kirk Bloodsworth makes custom jewelry for men who went to jail for crimes they didn’t commit.