After fifteen years on Louisiana's death row, Damon Thibodeaux was exonerated, the courts finally recognizing his innocence. He has moved to Minneapolis and is getting on with his life.
Watch the video here.
Damon's birthday and mine are two days apart, and for many years we would "celebrate" together while he was on death row. When I visit him this summer in Minneapolis to carry on our tradition, I expect we will have a MUCH better party.
For more on Damon Thibodeaux, click here. Since 1973, over 140 people have been released from death rows in 26 states because there were found to be innocent. The death penalty in the U.S. is applied largely based on how much money defendants have, the skill of their attorneys, the race of the victim, and where the crime took place. It's time to end this irreparably broken system.