Campaign Surrogate and Activist
Herman became the 135th person to be exonerated from death row since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S., and the 23rd person to be exonerated from Florida’s death row. Florida has the highest rate of exonerations from death row of any state in the nation. In 2006, Herman was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to die. He looks at his experience with the Justice System as a lesson God wanted him to learn so he could be a voice to those that don’t really know. He currently resides in Florida where he works with at-risk youth. Traveling the world speaking on topics such as Criminal Justice Reform, Trauma, and abolishing the Death Penalty. Herman is on the Board of Witness to Innocence and also speaks across the U.S. and internationally; he has given talks in Italy and Belgium.