Incarcerated innocents enjoy receiving mail and canteen money from concerned strangers, like most do when a television show or major newspaper does a “last chance” story on them.
But they’d rather just go home and try to piece their lives back together, while those who engineered their wrongful incarceration face justice.
The 48 Hours promo clip about Crosley “Papa” Green (below) comes on strong in saying there was many things amiss from the beginning in pegging him as Chip Flynn’s slayer. The entire segment should be every bit as strong: Brevard County, Florida – where Crosley was falsely convicted – may well be our nation’s frame-up capital (per capita), and some of the tactics used and folks involved in Papa’s frame-up have already had their evil ways exposed in multiple exonerations.
Each of us should fight like hell to get rid of legal technicalities that allow reporters and news personalities to declare that it’s any incarcerated innocent’s “last chance” … even if an innocent dies behind bars, no artifice should keep his or her name forever sullied.
For many of us, fighting like hell consists of hitting “share” buttons – it sometimes takes all the strength we’ve got. Please hit some, if you can. Thank you.
Sneak peek: Last Chance for Freedom
August 17, 2017, 4:20 PM|A Florida man has spent nearly three decades in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Evidence suggests he might be right — will he get a new trial? “48 Hours”‘ Erin Moriarty has the latest on the case of Crosley Green — a case she’s been covering for more than 18 years. Watch Saturday, Aug. 19 at a special time — 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.