Glenn Ford, Death Row Inmate for 30 Years, Goes Free After Exoneration

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Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 12:39 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Glenn Ford, a death row inmate for 30 years, was released Tuesday after being exonerated of a 1983 Louisiana murder for which he had been falsely convicted.

Upon walking out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Glenn Ford, now 64, told reporters, "My mind's going all kinds of directions, but it feels good," CBS affiliate WAFB reported. "My sons, when I left, was babies. Now they grown men with babies."

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When asked by a reporter if he harbored any resentment toward the justice system, Ford candidly responded, "Yeah."

"I was locked up almost 30 years for something I didn't do," Ford told the reporter, WAFB noted. "Thirty years of my life, if not all of it. I can't go back."

Ford was convicted of first degree murder for the killing of Shreveport, La., businessman Isadore Rozeman.

Ford's release this week stemmed from undisclosed evidence from last year, the Shreveport Times reported.

Rozeman's family told reporters that they hoped the new evidence would lead to authorities finding the person responsible for the murder of Isadore Rozeman.

As a result of his 30 years spent on Louisiana's death row, Ford earned the undesired distinction of being the longest serving death row inmate in the state, the Shreveport Times noted.

"We are very pleased to see Glenn Ford finally exonerated, and we are particularly grateful that the prosecution and the court moved ahead so decisively to set Mr. Ford free," Ford's attorneys Gary Clements and Aaron Novod told reporters Tuesday.

Novod and Clements are members of the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana, which represented Ford in his appeal effort.

Due to his wrongful incarceration, Ford will receive $25,000 for each year in prison from the state of Louisiana, according to the Innocence Project. Additionally, wrongfully convicted people are eligible for an additional $80,000 for loss of life opportunities, reported.

When asked what he planned to do first as a free man, Ford told reporters, "Go get something to eat."

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