A court in Columbia sentenced a South Carolina man to nearly 16 years in prison, after the man pleaded guilty to numerous weapon and drug possession charges. Upon the completion of his sentence, the 32-year-old man will be placed on a five-year probationary period, when he will be supervised.
The following story may not have occurred here in South Carolina, but the complex circumstances of the incident certainly warrant some discussion.
The National Registry of Exonerations published some recent statistics indicating that not only are exonerations becoming more common, but that the police seem more willing to help out the individual.
Imagine that you suffer a serious injury at some point in your life; something so painful and life-altering that you need painkillers for an unknown amount of time to cope with the situation. When you're feeling better, you stop taking the painkillers; but you don't finish them.