It's 1983. You're accused of rape and murder you didn't do based on someone who supposedly witnessed the crime and pointed you out as the offender. There is no DNA testing done at this time so any evidence collected is unusable. You are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. 15 years later you hear that DNA evidence is being used to appeal old cases and request that your case be appealed. 5 years later your request is granted and it is discovered that you are innocent - the evidential DNA shows that you did not commit the crime.
You are released from jail with no apology, given only the belongings you had when you were put in jail and sent on your way.
What would you do? Would you try to rebuild your life? Would you try to find the "witness" that accused you of the crime?