Imagine, if you could, being in prison.
Imagine, if you possibly could, being in prison for a crime you didn't commit.
I can barely tolerate waiting on the subway when there is a ten minute delay. I couldn't possibly imagine being in prison for a crime I didn't commit. I don't think you can either.
Trust me, I know that prisons are full of guilty people, but there are also innocent prisoners. Some of these prisoners have been put to death for a crime they did not commit. Prisoners have actually been found innocent AFTER they have been put to death. That should give you pause the next time you want to cry "not fair" shouldn't it? We all know that life if not fair and the sooner you learn it the better off you will be. But this goes beyond "not fair" this is taking away someone's life whether it be the death penalty or life in prison.
Everyone feeling sad now? GOOD! Now here's what you can do about it. Contact the Innocence Project. Many states have local offices where you can get the training that you need to help someone who is innocent. You can help fix the system. You can be a catalyst for change. You can be someone's hope. I double dog dare ya! When you can help someone who has no choices, it feels so damn good.
Here is a link to the Innocence Project that will help you understand what you can do to help What I can do to help
The link to the Innocence Project website is Innocence Project
If you need more information or have questions please email me.