For 17 years Gloria Killian maintained her innocence in prison. Gloria, convicted of first degree felony murder, robbery, & conspiracy, received a sentence of 32 years to life for the murder of a Rosemont, CA couple. In 2002, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined Gloria’s conviction was based solely on perjured testimony and overturned her conviction. This false testimony was provided pursuant to a deal with the Sacramento district attorney's office in exchange for sentencing leniency of a man who claimed that Gloria was the mastermind of this 1981 murder. At the time, Gloria was a third-year law student. Gloria has much to be thankful. She met a woman in prison who believed her and spent her own money to hire legal help for Gloria. This woman was none other than Joyce Ride, the mother of America’s first woman astronaut Sally Ride. Gloria recently started a non-profit organization called Action Committee for Women in Prison and remains dedicated to women victims of injustice.