Tuesday, November 21, 2017 is Shane’s 52nd birthday. It is also the 24th birthday Shane has spent wrongfully imprisoned.
This year, we are hopeful that this will be Shane’s final birthday spent behind bars at Otisville Correctional. We continue to await good news from the Federal Court regarding Shane’s exoneration, or at least receiving a new trial, given that we have new and compelling evidence of his innocence.
The truth is that Shane’s case should never have gone to trial to begin with back in 1993, since there was no evidence of his guilt. Instead a sloppy non-investigation and the coerced testimony of very reluctant “eyewitnesses” cost Shane 24 years of his freedom.
As always, Shane remains hopeful and continues to inspire me with his courage.
If you’d like to send Shane a card and/or a note, it would certainly lift his spirits:
Mr. Shane Watson
c/o Otisville Correctional Facility
PO Box 8
Otisville, NY 10963
NOTE: envelopes MUST include a return address or they will not be delivered. Also, no food is permitted to be sent.