Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


Life experience

Here’s another story of an innocent man, long-imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, now freed after DNA evidence has proved he couldn’t have committed. The man in question spent 35 years behind bars. At age 54, he finally is able to begin a normal adult life.

Imagine how much worse it would have been had the victim of the crime¬† been murdered — and this convicted innocent man had been executed. (As may have happened in Texas.)

It’s circumstances like these that over the years turned me from someone who favored the death penalty into someone who strenuously opposes it.

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