After years of distress and agony, The Supreme Court of Georgia ordered Friday that Genarlow Wilson be released from prison, ruling that his sentence for a teen sex conviction was cruel and unusual punishment.
I know what some of you are thinking that we have a long way to go for the legal system is at all equal. This is not a race matter, this is simply a case of the judicial system failing the youth.
He has been in state prison since November 2005 and is currently held at the Al Burruss Correctional Training Facility in Forsyth, Ga.
It wasn’t immediately clear how quickly he will be released.
If you fogot what happen , Wilson had been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted in 2005 of having oral sex with a consenting 15-year-old girl when he was 17.
In a time of social injustice and malice target on the youth, this proves that the judicial system of Georgia ia making strides. But moving two steps backward, GA put in a law in small town GA –“No Sagging Law”. This law is outlandish,outdateed and needs to be overturned by the Supreme Court.
According to CNN, wilson has hope left because the judge reduced the sentence to one year and said Wilson should not be put on Georgia’s sex offender registry, as the old law required.
Under a now-changed Georgia law, Wilson was convicted of felony aggravated child molestation. Wilson was acquitted on a second charge of raping a 17-year-old girl at the party — who prosecutors maintained was too intoxicated to consent.
Now all we have to do is get the Jena 6 situation together and we can try to address the overwhleming disrespectful racial gestures that have recently been in the news.
Lets continue to make strides toward positivity……..