We have the words exoneration, exonerate, exonerated -- but no word for the people freed from prison, innocent of the crimes that sent them there.
William Rivers Pitt of Truthout: "So this is the precipice, I guess, and we're all about to fly out over the edge like Wile E. Coyote holding a sign that reads, 'Was This Trip Really Necessary?'"
David Kristjanson-Gural is associate professor of economics and senior fellow of the Social Justice College at Bucknell University. His writing appears in the LA Progressive, Commondreams.org, the Williamsport Guardian and the Daily Item. He is a member of the Spilling Ink Writers' Collective.