An innocent man speaks out tonight about what his plans are next after being released from prison 24-years after he was locked up for a crime he didn't commit. Daryl Holloway was sentenced to 120 years in prison on sexual assault charges back in 1993, but DNA evidence recently retested proved he couldn’t have committed the crime. Today NBC26 met up with Mr. Holloway to talk about his new found freedom.
Holloway was just released from the Green Bay Correctional Institution on Wednesday morning. In the time since then he's been trying to catch up on lost time as fast as he can and enjoying the little things in life that many take for granted.
Spending about half of his life in prison, clearly he missed a lot. He candidly told NBC26 that prison made him hard. But the way he was dishing out the love with family and friends the last 24 hours you couldn't tell. He constantly had a smile on his face as he caught up with his brothers, son and friends on Thursday and he tells us after one more stop this weekend to his mother’s grave, who passed while he was locked up, he thinks he can put the wrongful conviction him and his family dealt with and some of the emotions tied to it behind him.
"I ain't gonna be truly happy until this weekend cause I’m gonna go and see her grave and tell her I’m safe now. That's the main thing she wants to know that I’m safe, her baby's safe," said Daryl Holloway Thursday afternoon.
Holloway says Wednesday night's sleep on a nice queen sized mattress with a comforter was simply put, amazing! Holloway added that he has plans of buying an R-V so that he can travel and see more of this world that wasn't accessible to him, just 24 hours ago.