We have the words exoneration, exonerate, exonerated -- but no word for the people freed from prison, innocent of the crimes that sent them there.
Gov. Cuomo's proposed Excelsior Scholarship is far less than we deserve -- and understanding his motives is crucial to understanding that our struggle for universal education must be built independently.
Bryan K. Bullock is a civil rights attorney and community activist in Gary, Indiana. He was formerly habeas counsel for detainees in Guantanamo Bay.