The wheels of justice came off the bus in Florida for James Bain 35 years ago. That is when he was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 9 year old boy and sent to prison. Bain did not kidnap or rape the boy and DNA testing proved it this week, resulting in Bain breathing his first free air since he was 19 years old. He is 54 now, the prime of his life given to the state and spent inside prison for a crime he did not commit. There's no true way for the state of Florida to make it up to Bain, but should it try? Should the state of Florida compensate Bain with enough money to live his remaining years well? Or are mistakes like this part of our criminal justice system and Bain should simply be happy with his freedom? Should Florida attempt to compensate Bain some other way for the 35 years he spent inside?
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