Choosing truth over freedom: “I mean, a man has to stand for something”

Last Sunday the CBS show 60 Minutes ran a story about Texas inmates being released after DNA tests1. One of the stories was quite amazing. A gentleman by the name of James Woodard spent 27 years in prison before a DNA test proved he was not guilty.

That’s not the amazing part. What truly makes Mr. Woodard stand out as a man of integrity, is the fact that he chose not to lie to the parole board even though doing so would have had him released much sooner. Here’s some of the story:

When he went in, Woodard had just turned 28; he is 55 years old now.
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  1. DNA Helps Free Inmate After 27 Years []