A letter from Alden Redfield (Doc)
I was pleased with your Castle of Hope for Lost Souls, especially when I found Eddie Greer and me
mentioned. Lee, we do appreciate prayers and encouragement. The difference is that Eddie has finished 28
years (with 592 to go) and is innocent and I'm guilty (sentenced to 15 after being threatened with life and
have finished 7 years. I am now 62.)
Personally, I feel America would be a lot better off if some 20,000 men who can be treated and reformed
(through Christ) then released. Society spends $25,000 per year for each convict so some $500,000,000
could be saved without risk to the people. A few years in jail DOES get the point across. The next 10 - 100
years just wastes money for the first time offender. But some do reoffend? Yes, so professionals do need to
examine each man.
In fact we see the "games playing" troublesome men getting out much faster than the "first timers" who never
we in trouble before. The goal seems to be to let them commit more crimes so they can be given life
sentences, without parole the next time.
Drug dealers who sell in prison are the guys I am thinking of. They brag about how they will be back in
business making thousands of dollars a week as so as they get out.
Gee they are rearrested and the papers, politicians and public say, "Look, all convicts re-offend."
Would you like a list of other innocent men who should be released other than Eddie? I've had to send most
of my notes home but here are some who come to mind. (see list)
Can I prove they are innocent? No. DNA proved one was but the jury ignored it. A doctor proved another
one was but the sheriff had sold his 100 acre farm , house and museum so they convicted him anyway and
never accounted for the money. And so on.
Lawyers and detectives could do the job but not another prisoner. Still I can send more details or locate
numbers, etc. The question is how to get people to care about the innocent or the wasted money involved.
I suggest a TV show "Free the Innocent" with