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Gary Tyler on Maintaining Hope and Compassion in the U.S. Prison System

At age 16, Gary Tyler was wrongly sent to death row, where he spent 41 years until being freed in April. The Truthdig team spoke with him about the prison system, the death penalty and maintaining hope throughout the decades.

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Live at Truthdig: What Can Be Done to Reform the U.S. Prison System?

At age 16, Gary Tyler was wrongly sent to death row, where he spent 41 years until being freed in April. The Truthdig team will talk with him Thursday at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE



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Herman Wallace, Free for Three Days, Has Died

Wallace spent 42 years in solitary confinement for a murder that evidence suggests he didn’t commit. He was ordered released earlier this week for a new trial. Liver cancer felled him first.

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Dead Man Walking, 20 Years On

Thirty years ago, a Catholic nun working in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans was asked if she would be a pen pal to a death-row prisoner.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE


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