About Matt


Matt Sopron is now 41 years old. He was born and raised in Chicago’s Southwest side. He has a younger brother Michael and an older sister Michelle. He attended St. Rene Grammar school and St. Laurence High School and went to Daley College for one year. He lived at home with his family, got a job working the night shift at Certified Foods warehouse and worked there for over three years until the fateful day when the detectives swarmed his house saying they “just wanted to talk to him”. From that day on, his life and the lives of his family were forever changed.

Matt believes that the truths of his horribly unjust conviction will be seen by all. By reading the whole timeline, you will see his innocence for yourself. You will see how he was framed and has spent 16 years in a maximum security prison where he does not belong. Matt has stayed very strong and his tremendous faith and optimism have in turn given his family strength, so that they all can get through this.

Matt and his supporters have been attempting to appeal the charges ever since. Faced with a life sentence, Matt has found solace in his ability to draw. With limited access to the freedoms we enjoy daily, Matt’s reading and mainly his artwork fill his days with the hope that he will one day be vindicated and this nightmare will end. Matt knows his family and friends will never, ever give up in their fight to save his life. Help Matt by spreading the word to your friends and family about his innocence.



Matt's Artwork

Matt’s artwork fills his hours and brings joy to so many people.







Matt Sopron is now 41 years old. He was born and raised in Chicago’s Southwest side. He has a younger brother Michael and an older sister Michelle. He attended St. Rene Grammar school and St. Laurence High School and went to Daley College for one year. He lived at home with his family, got a job working the night shift at Certified Foods warehouse and worked there for over three years until the fateful day when the detectives swarmed his house saying they “just wanted to talk to him”. From that day on, his life and the lives of his family were forever changed.

Matt believes that the truths of his horribly unjust conviction will be seen by all. By reading the whole timeline, you will see his innocence for yourself. You will see how he was framed and has spent 16 years in a maximum security prison where he does not belong. Matt has stayed very strong and his tremendous faith and optimism have in turn given his family strength, so that they all can get through this.

Matt and his supporters have been attempting to appeal the charges ever since. Faced with a life sentence, Matt has found solace in his ability to draw. With limited access to the freedoms we enjoy daily, Matt’s reading and mainly his artwork fill his days with the hope that he will one day be vindicated and this nightmare will end. Matt knows his family and friends will never, ever give up in their fight to save his life. Help Matt by spreading the word to your friends and family about his innocence.

Matt’s artwork fills his hours and brings joy to so many people.