October 26, 2007
Generlow Wilson FREE!!!
Several months ago, Genarlow Wilson was not optimistic Georgia courts would ever rule in his behalf. Interviewed in June at the Burruss Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, he pondered his chances."I'm really praying for the best, but at the same time I'm expecting the worst," he said.Genarlow Wilson smiles Friday after being released from jail after almost three years. If he had pled guilty, he would have been on the sex offender registry for life. On Friday, Wilson got the best. He won his freedom after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that "... Wilson's sentence is grossly disproportionate to his crime and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under both the Georgia and the United States Constitutions."
I cannot tell you how HAPPY I am for this young man to be FINALLY freed from prison. I remember the story when it happened and it just sickened me to NO end what they charged him with at age 17. He had been imprisoned for nearly THREE years and was released today after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled his sentence amount to cruel and usual punishment! I have been PRAYING for this man since his incarceration and I am sure that my sentiment is shared with many others... He was a star athlete in high school with a 3.2 GPA and on his way to university!!