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Innocent Prisoners…

“Excuse me, what did you just say?”

“I said I’m not guilty of the charge I was convicted of.”

“Wow, fantastic!  I’ve been in the prison system for 16 years and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard about there being ‘innocent’ inmates.  I’ve never actually met one.  Let me shake your hand.  This is a great opportunity!”

Despite the sarcasm, I assured the Supervisor of Education at that federal prison that there are indeed innocent prisoners…far too many of us.

Herbert Murray

Herbert Murray

A New York Times on-line video post this date (June 5th, 2010) is an excellent example of the “Innocent Prisoners Dilemma.”  For those with 11:13 minutes to view the Herbert Murray video, I’m sure you’ll find it compelling. more…