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Tell NC Governor Perdue to Pardon an Innocent Man

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On February 17, an innocent man woke up in a North Carolina prison for the last time. His last minutes in custody were likely spent like any other state inmate — eating breakfast off a plastic tray under the watchful eyes of corrections staff. But for Greg Taylor, Feb. 17 was an extraordinary day. On that day, he walked out of court a free man, after serving a whopping 6,149 days for a murder he didn't commit. Shortly after his release, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue promised to "will work aggressively to make sure he gets whatever he is owed by the state."

The Governor, however, hasn't followed through on this pledge.

It seems hard to believe. But fully three months after Taylor was exonerated — and as he struggles to put his life back together and remain optimistic — the government still hasn't issued him a pardon. Though Taylor and his attorneys submitted the necessary paperwork in March, he's yet to hear anything from the state. Three months is plenty of time to review a pardon request for a man that has been exonerated. Tell Governor Purdue to approve Taylor's pardon so he can move on with his life as a truly innocent man.


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