On July 25, 2019 VASNET CEO and Korey Wise of the Central Park 5, celebrates their birthday together

Korey Wise [if lt IE 9]><![endif]is an American activist who travels around the world advocating for criminal justice reform and sharing his story of false convictions, unjust incarceration, and later vindication. Wise spent 14 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, maintaining his innocence from 1989 until he was exonerated in 2002. Korey was wrongfully convicted in the Central Park jogger case along with Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Yusef Salaam, for the attack on Trisha Meili, a 28-year-old, white woman who was jogging in the park, as well as the attacks on eight other persons on the night of April 19, 1989. He was the oldest of the group at 16 and the only member of the five to serve all his time in the adult prison system. He was not a suspect in any of the crimes initially, who went freely to support his friend at the police station.