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July 03, 2008



I can't imagine how stupid one has to be to say that Marty's release is proof the system works. Would they be happy that it "works" if their child or sibling or best friend was the one locked up for 17 years for nothing? I doubt it.

As much as I'd like to call them stupid & leave it at that, the truth is that they just can't let themselves see the reality - that the police, the government, and the "system" can never be trusted. If they saw it for what it is, the fear, despair, & helplessness they would feel would overtake most because they would realize that, no matter how "law-abiding", they, too, can end up dead or in prison at the hands of the "law".

My number one self-protective rule: never, ever, ever talk to police without a lawyer. Even then, very limited. Even if they come to my house and ask if the sky is blue, I will not answer.

Sadly, Marty is right--he is one of the "fortunate" ones. There are other prisoners whose cases are not so easy for outsiders to understand. They don't have supporters, they don't have money, they don't have a rare judge with integrity (Judge Namm).

Marty, I am so sorry for what you have endured. There just aren't enough words to express how sorry I am. You seem to be the kind of person who will turn this experience into something positive. I would love for you to write a book, including lots of info about prison and the details of how it works. There is too little credible info out there about prisons.

I wish you all the luck & good wishes in the world!

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