In 2015, he was released on parole. As part of the conditions of his release, he had to register as a sex offender. He got a job at a restaurant but was quickly fired after a police officer threatened to tell people a sex offender worked there. And in a sex offender therapy program he had to take, he refused to admit he was guilty of rape, a requirement for graduating. Without a job and certificate from the program, Daniels violated the conditions of his parole, and soon he was back in prison.
That same year, federal investigators revealed that Malone, the FBI analyst, had provided flawed testimony or reports on hair analysis in 96 percent of his cases. In 2018, the groups investigating Malone told then-Delaware Attorney General Matthew Denn that Malone’s testimony “exceeded the limits of science.”