26 Years Too Late, The Justice System Finally “Works”

Charles Chatman survived almost 27 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.  Thanks to the burgeoning precision and influence of DNA testing and the tireless efforts of heroes (see the Innocence Project link on my Blogroll), he is finally a free man again.  26 f***ing years too late.  

At this site, there is a video featuring Chatman’s own opinion about how in the world he got sent to prison for 99 years when he was an innocent man.  Watch it: Mr. Chatman is entitled to say whatever the hell he wants, damn it. 

God bless the Innocence Project.  And God bless Mr. Chatman as he emerges from his decades-long nightmare.

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~ by lewdandlascivious on January 5, 2008.

2 Responses to “26 Years Too Late, The Justice System Finally “Works””

  1. Amen to that! What a tragedy.

  2. I’m glad that he is finally free.

    I wish you had touched on one of the main reasons he is free: Dallas County is one of the few counties in America that keeps its forensic evidence ad infinitum, which allows people to test the evidence, years later, as technology improves.

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