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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Glenn Ford: And it shall be opened

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When Glenn Ford was first released from 30-odd years on death row for a crime he did not commit, his defense attorneys drove him out from “Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison.” The Atlantic reports that on the way home the jubilant attorneys wanted to treat Ford to his first “freedom” meal.

Because Ford was quite hungry at the time, they     opted to stop at a nearby gas station on their way back to New Orleans. This gas station served Krispy Kreme donuts, and Ford hadn’t had a donut “since Ronald Reagan was president.”

The lawyers pulled up to the station and got out of the car. When they started walking towards the station, they realized that Ford was still sitting in the vehicle. Truth is - it hadn’t occurred to Ford that he could open the door and walk right out.
Attorney Gary Clements told The Atlantic: “He was just sitting there and waiting for someone to come and tell him he could get out.” Due to the persistent knocking by Ford and his lawyers, this exoneree is now free to open his own doors. May the same strength that saw him through these many torturous years guide Ford to those doors that offer healing.


Copyright March 15, 2014 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved

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