Genarlow Wilson was finally freed from prison today. He spent two years in prison. The incredible injustice this young man endured notwithstanding, he actually sounded gracious and grateful to finally be released from prison. Reporters attempted to bait him into saying that he was bitter, but he would have none of it. He was grinning from ear to ear.
I find it incredible that anyone would lose two years of his life because of consensual sex — especially when the partners are only two years apart.
There was more to the story, of course. These kids made the incredible mistake of videotaping their encounter at the party.
I wish Mr. Wilson the best. Prison is no place to grow up. But Wilson looked like he succeeded in doing just that.