The Story of Michael Morton

The Story of Michael Morton

Dec 15

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Michael Morton

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Michael Morton: One Year Later

Michael Morton speaking on his one-year anniversary from being released from prison.

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The Story of Michael Morton
By David Sunfellow

Now here’s a CNN special worth watching. After being wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, Michael Morton spent 25 years in jail. Half way through CNN’s special we learn that Michael was angry, lost, and broken, until he called out for help from God. A few days after his heartfelt prayer, he had a mystical experience where he was swept up into the presence of God. And shortly after that, everything started changing. Whereas before he was ignored by the U.S. justice system, now the wheels started turning so the wrongs that had been done to him could be rectified. Six things really impressed me:

1. A sincere prayer caused massive changes in his life.

2. An encounter with God completely changed him.

3. While in prison he made efforts to reach out to others who needed help (his fellow inmates celebrated his release by gathering together and cheering for him the day he was released).

4. He left prison with a deep, positive, cheerful attitude towards life and the injustices that had befallen him.

5. He asked that those who had mistreated him in the justice system be treated gently.

6. His experience ended up sparking major reforms in the U.S. justice system.

What a story!

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An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story
CNN Special Report

Original Link

Directed by Al Reinert, the film portrays the harrowing true tale of Michael Morton. Wrongly convicted of the brutal murder of his young wife, Morton spends a quarter century in the Texas prison system, cut off from his only child, who believed him to be guilty of destroying their family. Collaborating with his attorney and the Innocence Project, Morton clears himself through DNA testing. In the process he brings to bear the plight of America’s unjust imprisonments.

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60 Minutes on Michael Morton

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RELATED LINKS:

Wikipedia on Michael Morton
Michael Morton’s Website
NPR on Michael Morton
CNN on Michael Morton
The Innocence Project on Michael Morton

Circumstantial Case Convicting Morton Of Murder Now Under Attack
By Chuck Lindell
American-Statesman
Monday, October 3, 2011

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