Civil Liberties

Genarlow Wilson Update


My piece in the Chicago Tribune posted below ran on Sunday.

Since then, a new judge has ruled that because Wilson's sentence is greater than five years, he isn't permitted bond, and must remain in prison while Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker appeals the other judge's commutation of Wilson's sentence. A group of private donors had previously raised $1 million to free Wilson pending the appeal.

Wilson will now remain in prison at least until October, when the Georgia Supreme Court will consider the state's appeal. That court has already denied Wilson once.