Monday, June 11, 2007

a life on hold, part 2

the georgia superior court judge vacated genarlow wilson's 10-year mandatory sentence today and ordered him released from prison. the new york times quotes from the judge's decision:

it would be a “grave miscarriage of justice” for Mr. Wilson to be kept in prison for the remaining eight years of his sentence. “If this Court, or any court, cannot recognize the injustice of what has occurred here, then our court system has lost sight of the goal our judicial system has always strived to accomplish: Justice being served in a fair and equal manner,” he wrote in the order granting release.
the state attorney general filed notice that his office would appeal, and genarlow wilson remains in prison, victorious but still behind bars, his life still on hold.

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