The Marshall Project

Exonerees Racing Against a Tax Clock

The deadline for refunds is weeks away, but few know it.

Jon Eldan spends his days in his kitchen in Oakland, California, cold-calling, emailing and combing public records searching for exonerees whose lives he can change by helping them file for a special tax refund that most have no idea exists. In some cases, he has helped win back thousands of dollars, and in one case more than a half

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