The justice scales are supposed to be balanced but that is not always true in some cases. Sometimes Lady Justice gets a little topsy-turvy and justice is not served and instead injustice is the main menu on the plate.
Yeah, I know they all say that they didn't do it. Nonetheless, what about those who really didn't do it? Those are the ones I'm speaking about. They are the ones who have suffered many missing years of freedom out of their lives. Years that cannot be replaced because no human being on this earth has ever been able to turn back the hands of times. Father times keeps on ticking and ticking away until years later when their youthful days are long gone, then it is discovered they were innocent all the time.
Although, some are paid large sums of money as restitution for the time they spent behind bars, money can never really repay them for all of the mental anguish, or years of their life taken away from them, or time missed spent away from their loved ones. You live today and could be gone tomorrow, life is not promised to you. How can you give someone back their life?
CNN did a special on a man who was wrongfully convicted. When the crime was committed, Dean Cage was at home in the bed with his fiance. Do we really all look alike? Cage and his fiance Jewel Mitchell had been planning a life together and the wedding was set for May 13, on her mother's birthday. Those plans were crushed and Cage wind up doing thirteen years in prison before he was exonerated.
There are many more cases in the past similar to what Cage went through trying to prove his innocence. Through it all Mitchell stood by Cage but there are others whose relationships ended and the other person in their life moved on. What about those whose children grew up without their support and presence?
Most of the men who have been exonerated have one common complaint. "After years in prison, they are given only an ID with 'offender' in bold letters."~~ TheGrio~~
What I don't get is why are they issued IDs with OFFENDER in bold letters, if they are exonerated. Are they still being subtly labeled criminals even after they've been proven innocent? Innocent until proven guilty...well that depends, and even then they still label you guilty.