Saturday, September 26, 2009

What Do We Owe Exonerated Inmates? Why justice demands full atonement when we punish the innocent

"Michael Evans won an Illinois lottery. The state presented him with a check for $162,000. But forgive him if he's not as grateful as most Lotto winners. His payout didn't come to him because he selected some winning numbers. It came because he spent 27 years in prison for a rape and murder committed by someone else."

1 comment:

Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

Suddenly 127 grand doesn't sound like such a large number. Crimony.