The Innocent Man

During my recent Christmas vacation, I was able to read several books. One of those is the New (2006 release) John Grisham book The Innocent Man. This is the first non-fiction that Grisham has written.

I have always been a pro-death penalty advocate. After reading the book and the fact that the book not only addresses one innocent man but actually reveals that 3 and upwards of 5 are innocent from the same area of the country.

I have determined that I was wrong about the death penalty. One, I feel that the state should not be in the business of taking life. Second, the only exception that I would make is that if DNA evidence proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that someone had committed the crime. I may make an exception. No one should be put to death that can not have DNA prove they are in fact the guilty one.

I am however ready to oppose any and all death penality sentences. Life without parole. Life behind bars forever is a worst sentence than death.

Stop these good behavior early releases. If someone is sentenced to 11 months and 29 days, then they should serve 11 months and 29 days. If someone is sentenced to 20 years than they should serve 20 years. It is that simple.

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