Brickbat: The Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly


prison cell
Riccardo Brambilla / Dreamstime

A federal appeals court has reinstated a $2.3 million award to Marlow Humbert, who was held in solitary confinement in a Baltimore jail for over a year after being arrested for rape. DNA tests cleared the man of the crime within a month of his arrest, but police did not share the results of those tests with prosecutors for 11 months.