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This Guy Just Got Exonerated After 30 Years; Treat Him to a Little Something

After serving over 30 years for a murder he didn't commit, Glenn Ford walked out of the Angola maximum security Louisiana State Penitentiary a free man after the state exonerated him in light of new evidence. For his trouble, they gave him a gift card worth $20. While Ford may get $25,000 per year (maximum $250,000) for wrongful incarceration as well as $80,000 for "loss of life opportunities," he won't see that money for some time. With that in mind, someone made him an Amazon wish list.

The original list had a digital camera, iPad, luggage (monogrammed with Gee Ford), basic clothing, the album Touch It by Monifa, a Kindle, fruit baskets, a dumbbell set, a bolo tie, movie tickets and more. Since so many people have already stepped up and bought most of the items Ford initially put on the list, there's only Carhartt overalls left and gift cards for groceries, Boost Mobile, and Amazon gift cards. A man can always use a good gift card.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. He hates injustice. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.