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Old 02-22-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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I just looked online and saw a guy that was convicted of rape, sat 27 years in jail, and the DNA cleared him. he was in jail since he is 18, so pretty much his whole "youth" years are wiped out.

its sad but are there any other folks who sat longer? I think even if the goverment paid them a few million dollars for pain and suffering would not even come close to the time lost in their lives, as for me, once its time to leave work, I would even spare 1 second at my workplace after i clock out, as I will rush to my car and enjoy my freedom.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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James Bain - 35 years.

DNA clears man after 35 years in prison - US news - Crime & courts | NBC News

That's a long time. Thank goodness for DNA. The trouble with witnesses, is you can ask 10 people the same question about something they saw, you'll get 10 different answers.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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James Bain - 35 years.

DNA clears man after 35 years in prison - US news - Crime & courts | NBC News

That's a long time. Thank goodness for DNA. The trouble with witnesses, is you can ask 10 people the same question about something they saw, you'll get 10 different answers.


wow thats a waste of life.. 35 years... did he get any money back? if it was me I would sue the crap out of the goverment.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:26 AM
 
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The Last Meals Of Innocent Men: Amnesty International Highlights Steep Price Of Capital Punishment [PHOTOS]

Photos of some last meals of death row's mistakes.

It is really scary to think about that it could easily just of been you when coming across these types of stories.
Death row or locked away for over a quarter of a century...
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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The Last Meals Of Innocent Men: Amnesty International Highlights Steep Price Of Capital Punishment [PHOTOS]

Photos of some last meals of death row's mistakes.

It is really scary to think about that it could easily just of been you when coming across these types of stories.
Death row or locked away for over a quarter of a century...
i'm surprised there were no lobsters or king crab as a last meal.

you know, reading the stories and the other ones which people were in jail for 35 years, it seems like the whole justice system is messed up, and the judges, lawyers, and police who got that innocent person to jail should be punished, but it doesnt happen that way.

heck, 35 years? I would even waste 35 minutes of my life doing something unproductive/not get paid for it/no purpose/not my free time to relax/do my hobbies.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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I knew a guy who was sentenced to prison in 1962, released 2000. Oh he was guilty all right, thing is he didn't know how to work a microwave oven, and those rubber gasket things on gas pumps really confused him. He was completely lost. Eventually committed another felony so he could go "home".
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:14 PM
 
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i'm surprised there were no lobsters or king crab as a last meal.
I would order fried judge and juror stew for the last meal.
(Or maybe barbecued cops who pressured witnesses to give false testimony.)
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:10 AM
 
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The Last Meals Of Innocent Men: Amnesty International Highlights Steep Price Of Capital Punishment [PHOTOS]

Photos of some last meals of death row's mistakes.

It is really scary to think about that it could easily just of been you when coming across these types of stories.
Death row or locked away for over a quarter of a century...


what happens to a state when they get caught executing/murdering an innocent person?

better that 100 guilty go free than 1 innocent be imprisoned.
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