Leslie Ferguson is the mother of Ryan Ferguson who spent 10 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. She worked alongside her husband Bill to prove Ryan's innocence. She is now retired but taught for 37 years. She and Bill both have master's degrees in education. They spent ten years traveling around the world from 1975-1985, teaching in both Africa and Australia. They also ran a business working with Aboriginals at Ayers Rock in the outback. In her most recent position, Leslie was a reading specialist teaching young children how to read and coaching fellow teachers to implement best teaching practices in their classrooms. Bill currently works in the real estate business. Bill and Leslie have two children, Ryan and Kelly, who were both born in Australia.