64-year-old Glenn Ford, Louisiana’s longest-serving death row prisoner, walked free Tuesday after spending nearly 30 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit.
“My mind’s going all kinds of directions, but it feels good,” Ford told reporters outside the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
Despite one of the witnesses at the deeply flawed murder trial actually confessing that she lied to police about Ford, the all-white jury convicted him anyway.
According to the NY Daily News, state compensation laws in Louisiana provide those exonerated with $25,000 for each year imprisoned under a wrongful incarceration, with a cap of $250,000.
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