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Louisiana Man Freed After 26 Years On Death Row [PHOTOS]

 

The state of Louisiana must have sparked a chain reaction in the prison system following Lil Boosie’s release.

At least, that appears to be the case as 64-year-old Glenn Ford has just been freed from the maximum security prison that he has called home since 1988. He was wrongfully convicted in 1984 for killing 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker, who was a frequent employer of Ford.

Reports WAFB:

A judge ordered Ford be set free after the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s office filed a motion to vacate his conviction for the 1983 murder of Isadore Rozeman, a jeweler in Shreveport. The prosecution citing recently obtained credible evidence that proves Ford was neither present, nor took part in Rozeman’s murder.

“Words can’t really express it but it’s a wonderful day and we’ve been working on this for decades literally so we hope that it will be the first day for Glenn to start a new life,” said Ford’s Attorney Gary Clements.

For its part Rozeman’s family says the news of Ford’s overturned conviction brings back painful memories. Rozeman’s nephew Dr. Phillip Rozeman is optimistic the prosecution’s credible evidence will soon lead to another arrest.

“We are very pleased to see Glenn Ford finally exonerated, and we are particularly grateful that the prosecution and the court moved ahead so decisively to set Mr. Ford free,” said a statement from Gary Clements and Aaron Novod, the attorneys for Ford from the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana.

When asked if he felt some kind of way about seeing 30 years of his life wasted behind prison bars, Ford honestly answered, “Yeah, because I was locked up almost 30 years for something I didn’t do. It’s resentment, not feeling bitter.”

Naturally it will take a bit of time before Ford is transitioned back into the real world but his first act of civility to “get something to eat” seems like a step in the right direction.

Hopefully it’s a million dollar steak. According to the news report, the state of Louisiana pays $25K for each year a wrongfully convicted inmate spends in prison, with a cap of $250K plus $80K for “lost of life opportunities.”

Check out the pics of Mr. Ford’s first day out in the gallery.

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Comment Comments: 18 Tags Tags: crime and justice, death row
  • buck

    whats wrong the people whom did that to him need to be brought up on charges hold them rsponsible so they can get it right

    • KeepingItReal

      The day they hold white people accountable for unjustly incarcerating him is the day they bring charges of kidnap and brutality against white people who held blacks as slaves….

      • MuFuJones

        where in the story did it say the people responsible for his incarceration are white?? maybe they were black… you know what they say about people that ASSUME!

      • Gingerbread31

        They were not Black and you’re an A$$ if you assume otherwise.

  • Starrr

    That’s some BS and it pisses me off and breaks my heart. A cap at 250k! What??!! No amount of money would EVER come close to compensating this man, but 250k is an insult. My gosh. I hope he takes this to the Supreme Court. Or something!

    What a fvcking shame! 30 dam years!

    Backwards asss, retarded asss Louisiana!

    What horrible thing to happen to an innocent man.

    • sycamore

      It should be 250 MILLION. This justice system is a darn shame.

    • Gingerbread31

      Backwards asss, retarded asss Louisiana…my state and sadly, I agree with you 100%!

      • Starrr

        No offense to the people. Louisiana is an awesome state as far as the people, the culture and the history goes.

  • guess

    Hope he gets ALL his just due. Not suprised how they treated him.

    • KeepingItReal

      There’s no way to get “just due” when they take 30 years of your life…during your prime.

  • lol

    Thats a damn sahme, that dirty ole white justice system needs the brakes beat off them.. thats a low down shame and then they run and put up all those fake a$$ statistics on blk people , they say 82% of black people are criminals and in jail ..well 50% of them seems to be falsely put there! take your white a$$ stats and stick em where the sun dont shine.

    • lol

      typo.. shame…

  • tracy

    I believe there are innocent people in prison and on death row. I oppose the death penalty because innocent people are falsely convicted and executed. I truly wish him well. Smh…

  • eyeswideopen

    They don’t really care about us. Stand for something or fall for anything.

  • MuFuJones

    this is so sad and sickening! how many innocent people sit and die in jail because of the in-justice system in our country?? although he will likely come into a lot of money, is 30 years of your life worth it?? i would rather have my 30 years of life instead of your money. he should sue for way more than they offer him. HE DESERVES IT!

  • DRUNK247

    He truly deserves some head from every woman in Louisiana

    • KeepingItReal

      Guys can give head, too. Why don’t you oblige him?…lol

      • Gingerbread31

        I’m so glad you answered that a$$hole! What a stupid comment on such a serious issue!!

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