By: Lily Hughes
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
THE LOUISIANA justice system isn't known for its humane treatment of prisoners--and with the recent denial of compensation to exonerated death row prisoner Glenn Ford, the state more than lives up to its reputation for harsh injustice.
Ford was convicted by an all-white jury for the 1983 robbery and murder of Shreveport watchmaker Isadore Duncan, and sent to death row in 1984. From the beginning, Ford stated that he was nowhere near the crime scene when the murder occurred. He was convicted based on shaky testimony from an eyewitness who later admitted that she lied about Ford's involvement in the crime.