On Sunday, May 4, 2008 60 Minutes aired an incredible program about an inmate, James Waller, freed after 27 years in
prison. So far, at least 17 men have been released in Dallas County - the most in any state. What was discovered were years of
questionable tactics by the then DA Henry Wade of Wade VS. Roe notoriety. 'Prosecute at all costs' was the motto. 'It doesn't matter
what they (DA) have as far as evidence. But if they had ANYTHING that could tie the person into the case, then they were going to
pursue the case against that person, EVEN IF IT MEANT THAT THEY OVERLOOKED OTHER SUSPECTS IN THE CRIME.' THIS IS A
STUNNING REVELATION THAT HERETOFORE WAS TO BE KEPT FROM THE PUBLIC! The new, honest DA in Dallas County, Craig Watkins,
is making every effort to free innocent inmates in the face of incredible opposition from officials within our government.
Charlie is unique in that he is an educated man with a MENSA level IQ, articulate, skilled and talented who was
wrongfully sent to prison and remains there due to abuses, misconduct and unethical behavior of many people in
positions of power in the government.
IF IT CAN HAPPEN TO CHARLIE IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE!
There are some very disturbing similarities between James Waller's circumstances and those of Charlie Norman:
1) Charlie had been offered a plea bargain, but refused as he was NOT guilty;
2) Charlie believed in the 'system' not knowing how corrupt it was;
3) Charlie, like James Waller, has been writing letters for YEARS, filing motions and writing briefs, etc.
4) FINALLY, CHARLIE HAS BEEN TURNED DOWN NUMEROUS TIMES BY THE FLORIDA PAROLE BOARD BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT SHOW
REMORSE OR ADMIT HAVING COMMITTED THE CRIME. WHAT KIND OF A SYSTEM IS THIS WHEN YOU HAVE TO ADMIT DOING A CRIME
JUST TO GET OUT OF PRISON ON PAROLE - EVEN WHEN YOU ARE INNOCENT?
60 Minutes/Wrongful Prosecution
|The article below concerns ex-inmate Alan Crotzer who spent 24 years in a Florida prison for crimes he did not commit.
He was sentenced in 1980 to 130 years when he was 20! New Florida legislation to be signed into law by Gov. Charlie
Crist will award $50,000/year for every year spent in prison. Alan is one of 9 men in Florida that have been cleared in