After 30 Years In Prison, Judge Releases Inmate Whose Testimony Was Beaten Out Of Him

After 30 Years In Prison, Judge Releases Inmate Whose Testimony Was Beaten Out Of Him

By Nicole Flatow on December 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm

 

“After 30 Years In Prison, Judge Releases Inmate Whose Testimony Was Beaten Out Of Him”

Stanley Wrice with his lawyer (left) and his daughter (right) celebrating his release from prison after 30 years,
Stanley Wrice with his lawyer (left) and his daughter (right) celebrating his release from prison after 30 years,

CREDIT: Associated Press

More than a decade ago, a special prosecutor undertook an investigation that revealed a longtime Chicago Police Department detective and commander had routinely tortured black men to coerce them into confessions or false testimony. Some of the convictions were reversed. A few others were pardoned by then-Governor Ryan. And Jon Graham Burge was convicted on related perjury charges and sent to jail.
Stanley Wrice, Heidi Linn Lambros, Gail Lewis,

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/12/13/3061181/30-years-prison-judge-releases-inmate-testimony-beaten/

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