One year ago this month Geronimo Pratt died of a heart attack at age 63. I never met the man, but his story has effected my view of the american prison system since I was very young. Geronimo served 27 years for a murder that the FBI knew he did not commit and only narrowly escaped being killed by the state because of a moratorium on the death penalty in the 1970s. When he was finally exonerated and released one of the first things he did was to walk over to a tree and touch its bark, backing up my theory that nature is the opposite of incarceration. 

One year ago this month Geronimo Pratt died of a heart attack at age 63. I never met the man, but his story has effected my view of the american prison system since I was very young. Geronimo served 27 years for a murder that the FBI knew he did not commit and only narrowly escaped being killed by the state because of a moratorium on the death penalty in the 1970s. When he was finally exonerated and released one of the first things he did was to walk over to a tree and touch its bark, backing up my theory that nature is the opposite of incarceration. 

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