No matter how many economic droughts that the U.S. goes through, prison is a multi-billion-dollar business that always makes money. More than 2 million people are currently locked up in state and federal facilities across the 50 states, and a good portion of those offenders have claimed innocence.
Included in that list was Glenn Ford. The now 64-year-old spent 30 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit. On Tuesday (March 12), Ford was released from death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. He was falsely accused in the 1983 shooting death of 58-year-old shop owner Isadore Rozeman.
An all white jury convicted Ford without witnesses, or evidence, and promptly sent him off to die an innocent man. Now that he’s been exonerated Ford is among the names of wrongfully accused inmates that the justice system didn’t overlooked.
Check out a list in the gallery below.