Janet Gregory should be commended for her unending commitment to this man and his case. She deserves a commendantion for giving him hope, saving the rest of this man's life and giving him back his freedom. I believe her actions will win her a place in heaven. Few people have the good within them that it took to see this through and carry out everything leading up to his release. I can't say enough about how much esteem I feel for her and how much I wish there were more people like her in our country.
It is truly sad to know that our legal system can be so unjust. How can the government wrongfully convict a person, take away over 20 years of their life and not compensate them in any way when they are proven innocent? The 22 years of his life that he lost should have been the best years of his life. Instead, he lost his wife, missed his children growing up and was nearly killed in prison. The 22 years should be considered torture and unreasonable hardship and should definitely be compensated in some way. The simple fact that he was in prison for raping a child makes many people uneasy, if he was proven innocent. Even after exoneration, the stigma will hang with him for the rest of his life. This is one of the truly unjust things about our legal system. No one is protected from this happening to them and I believe the government needs to find a solution to this and create a system for mandatory restitution in every state.
My best wishes go to him and his family. I want him to know that some of us are on his side and feel very badly about what he has been put through. Hopefully good will somehow come to him from all of this. My prayers are with him. Good luck in the barber business.
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