Because freedom can't protect itself
It seems an overturned guilty verdict is being confused as an innocent verdict.
Let's not forget the reason they are in solitary is due to a large number of them working together to escape the Ellis Unit. With the only outcome being death, they had nothing to lose so they planned and attempted an escape which is why they were moved. Blame the inmates for the solitary situation, not Texas.
Both the innocent and guilty go to prison. As a woman who spent 54 months in a prison “camp,” I cannot fathom what Anthony Graves endured. I do not know the facts but just hearing of the conditions of his imprisonment is enough to be outraged. Many people will not care that he went to prison. Many will think the system worked because he was not executed. Many will not care because it does not involve them. Prison was never on my radar, and I was overwhelmed when I was indicted and then later imprisoned for a white collar case. Whereas, I did not know, did not care, and it was not my problem yesterday. Today is a new day, and today I care.
Clint, I suspect you don't have an "innocent verdict" either. And since prosecutors examined all evidence against Mr. Graves and then dropped the charges, I think that makes him more innocent than you. Why aren't you in jail?
More information about formatting options
Get breaking news on issues you care about
Congress: Restore the Voting Rights Act
Sign up for the ACLU Action newsletter.
Chip in to help protect all of our rights and liberties.
© ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004
This is the website of the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation.
Learn more about these two components of the ACLU.