Sunday, September 7, 2008
The Columbia Tribune is featuring an intriguing story on Michael Wayne Ford Sr., who is sitting in a protective custody unit of a state maximum security prison. The article notes, "He remains behind bars despite the fact that a judge recently issued a ruling in his favor, despite the fact that a governor commuted his sentence nearly four years ago and despite the fact that another man convicted in the same murder case was set free 15 years ago." Indeed, Ford has been in prison for 31 years now and two requests for parole have been rejected since his sentence was commuted to make him eligible. The article describes several details of the case which make him appear to be an excellent candidate for clemency. See the complete story here.