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Found innocent after 30 years of prison...

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by chayton, Jan 5, 2011.

    Jan 5, 2011
  1. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Freelance Designer
    Edmonton Canada
    I'm not going to put the whole article here but if you haven't heard about this you can google Cornelius Dupree Jr. and get the information.

    The interesting thing about this story is this:
    $2.4 million with no tax. Not bad compensation but you'd think 30 years of a person's life is worth more than that! I'd want that much for a year in jail - but maybe I'm just greedy. :rolleyes:
  2. Jan 5, 2011
  3. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots

    Nursing & Run Bus Trips
    That sucks it took this long for this guy.

    Man who spent 30 years in jail for armed robbery is finally proved innocent after DNA test
    A man who has spent 30 years behind bars - protesting his innocence the entire time - will finally get his conviction overturned in court.
    Cornelius Dupree, 51, was jailed in 1979 for the rape and armed robbery of a woman in Dallas, Texas. But he has had to wait until now for his record to be wiped clean after DNA tests finally excluded him as the attacker.
    He was paroled from his 75-year sentence in July after preliminary test results appeared to prove he could not have carried out the brutal crime.
    Now the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed that it supports Dupree’s bid to get his record cleansed and will ask a judge to make it official tomorrow.
    Dupree spent more time wrongly imprisoned than any other inmate in Texas, which has freed 41 innocent prisoners through genetic testing since 2001.
    The large number of wrongful convictions is even more alarming in a state which has the death penalty.
    Dupree's 30 years would surpass James Woodard, who spent more than 27 years imprisoned for a murder that he was cleared of in 2008.
    About two dozen DNA exonerations have happened in Dallas since 2001, more than any other county in the nation.
    Only two states - Illinois and New York - have freed more wrongly convicted prisoners through DNA evidence, according to the Innocence Project - a New York-based legal centre representing Dupree that specialises in wrongful conviction cases.
    Dallas has managed to revisit more old cases because the county crime lab maintains biological evidence even decades after a conviction, leaving samples available to test.

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  4. Jan 5, 2011
  5. rockycatt

    rockycatt meistercatt

    thats were George bush hangs out in Texas , the reformed alcoholic and drug user
    being president he must have gotten wind of this case but online gambling and blanket bombing were more his sport

    dont get me wrong im fro our service men and woman but not for a mini Hitler type who wants to destroy his own country and did a great job of
    ransacking the it :rolleyes:
  6. Feb 7, 2011
  7. petro

    petro Dormant account, per user request PABnoaccred2 PABaccred

    You want my personal opinion on this?
    Guilty or innocent taking human beings and putting them in boxes is inhumane.
    It is on par with cannibalism.
    When/If the human race does eventually get it's act together, abolishing prisons should be one of the first things on the agenda.
  8. Feb 7, 2011
  9. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Cool old lady

    Not in workforce
    Cases like this make a strong argument for the abolition of the death penalty. While this case was not a death penalty case, there are have been people freed from death row.

    People use the argument that it costs so much to imprison murderers for life, but the lenghty appeal processes actually cost more than housing a prisoner for the rest of their life
  10. Feb 7, 2011
  11. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Freelance Designer
    Edmonton Canada
    A few months ago I was reading a story about some guy who did his time and went to live in some place in California. It was in the news because the guy was a repeat child sex offender and the people in the neighborhood he moved to didn't want him there. But in the article it said that the state was actually paying the rent on the house he moved into and was giving him an allowance for groceries and stuff as well. I thought that was really strange.

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