“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.
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…