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He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by MightySparrow: 10:54pm On Feb 18
This life is very short and every second we spend in it matters a lot. On the 20th of February, 1953 a 15-Year-Old Boy, Joseph Ligon went to party with his colleagues. They got drunk and they made a mistake that would later affect them for the rest of their lives. They were drunk, so they ended up robbing and stabbing 8 people that night. Two of the victims lost their lives while the others were badly injured. As a result of this, Joe Ligon was arrested and he went to trial where he pled guilty to the crime. Unfortunately, he was sentenced to a mandatory life imprisonment after he pled guilty. He was incarcerated in February, 1953. He lost his entire childhood and spent most of his life behind bars.

Joe Ligon as a child


He was meant to spend the rest of his life in prison but something happened in 2017. After spending almost 7 decades inside the prison, he was eligible for parole which means he would spend some time out of jail and return back. Instead of accepting this offer, Joe rejected the parole as said if he is going to get out of jail, he does not want to ever return back behind bars again, so it is better for him to stay than leave and come back later. The man said he had spent too many years in the jail than going out for a while and returning later or getting supervised for the rest of his life. So, he rejected the offer!

See how he has been ageing in the prison for the past 68 years







His Attorney started fighting that the mandatory life sentence for a crime Ligon committed when he was a child was unconstitutional because he claims that his client did not kill anyone that night. His only crime was stabbing people which he regrets and has spent most of his life in prison because of that. The Attorney lost the case in 2020 but he refused to stop fighting. He managed to bring the case to the Federal Court in November 2020 and luckily he won the case.


See How Ligon looks now after decades in prison


See what he looks like when he was arrested!


It has been 68 years that Joe has been in the prison and he thought he was going to rot in there because he was sentenced to Life imprisonment but God finally intervened. After his Attorney won the case in 2020, Joe Ligon was let out of prison in 2021.

He is now a free man, see what he looks like after regaining his freedom few days ago



After Ligon got out, he said he wants others to learn from his experience. He is literally like an alien in this world because everything is new to him. He has been in jail since the 20th century and he got out in the 21st century, many things have changed and he will just start learning how to survive all again. Currently, Joe is 83 years old and he has been in jail since he was just 15 years old.


See pictures in the link below

https://news-af.feednews.com/news/detail/3d0a19240999c600c93f47e4d40416d7?client=news

Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Dreyton36: 10:58pm On Feb 18
Touching

At 83 what's left to live for ? Make he just enter canal jare this life sef is not fair

Post pictures oo nairalanders like what they see


Lights up my kpoli in peace

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Ajiswaggs(m): 11:08pm On Feb 18
cry cry
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by skyk7: 11:21pm On Feb 18
Indeed, life is short! Touching story cry

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Greyworld: 11:32pm On Feb 18
Pictures even with out the write up would have done justice to the topic.

Don't you think so @ OP?
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Khayceeofficial(m): 11:33pm On Feb 18
Wahala be like phoenix browser,

E no dhe need permission to install grin

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by SimplyFacts: 11:35pm On Feb 18
A rugged life gone wrong. @his age, I don't know even how to pray to God to restore his lost years. I just hope he's born again sha.


There's nothing like freedom

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by BBM: 11:38pm On Feb 18
Same faith awaits the underwear bomber abdumutalab

Him Don serve 11yrs out if his life imprisonment

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Faguy: 11:42pm On Feb 18
watin remain for ram again. abeg his time is almost up.
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by LikeAking: 11:46pm On Feb 18
Trump saved this one.
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Akakanfirstclass(m): 11:52pm On Feb 18
mehhnnn...

may Jah order, guide/guard our heart/act
amen

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Karemarealty288(m): 12:13am On Feb 19
He can sell his story for a movie right and still enjoy small....all hope is not lost.
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by gozzlin: 12:21am On Feb 19
He should have committed suicide in jail.

I have a feeling the justice system was harsh on him cos he's a negro. Why sentence a minor to life imprisonment instead of a remand home? They'd never do that to a white.



Racism!

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Nobody: 12:31am On Feb 19
So this man dey prison since Dwight Eisenhower,Kennedy , lyundon James,Ford Carter ..... Trump and now, bidden?

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by theFilmtric: 1:14am On Feb 19
Khayceeofficial:
Wahala be like phoenix browser,
E no dhe need permission to install grin
for Transsion phone—
theFilmtricsay
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by RenerdsMedia: 1:24am On Feb 19
mnhh
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Onyenna(m): 1:43am On Feb 19
Wahala be like spring bed......

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Bvlgari: 2:44am On Feb 19
wasted a whole lotta years
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by beautyhd: 4:09am On Feb 19
He got the long sentence because he's black.

I'm not justifying his actions but he would have been tried in a juvenile court with a lesser sentence if he were to be white.

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by mytime24(f): 4:36am On Feb 19
Inside life
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Nobody: 5:17am On Feb 19
This is an old story. By the way, crime doesnt pay. See how he wasted his life.
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by femi4: 5:21am On Feb 19
He has less than 20yrs left...he's finished
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by kheny12(m): 5:39am On Feb 19
Somethings are happening in this world.
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by onomeabuja: 5:48am On Feb 19
MightySparrow:



This life is very short and every second we spend in it matters a lot. On the 20th of February, 1953 a 15-Year-Old Boy, Joseph Ligon went to party with his colleagues. They got drunk and they made a mistake that would later affect them for the rest of their lives. They were drunk, so they ended up robbing and stabbing 8 people that night. Two of the victims lost their lives while the others were badly injured. As a result of this, Joe Ligon was arrested and he went to trial where he pled guilty to the crime. Unfortunately, he was sentenced to a mandatory life imprisonment after he pled guilty. He was incarcerated in February, 1953. He lost his entire childhood and spent most of his life behind bars.

Joe Ligon as a child


He was meant to spend the rest of his life in prison but something happened in 2017. After spending almost 7 decades inside the prison, he was eligible for parole which means he would spend some time out of jail and return back. Instead of accepting this offer, Joe rejected the parole as said if he is going to get out of jail, he does not want to ever return back behind bars again, so it is better for him to stay than leave and come back later. The man said he had spent too many years in the jail than going out for a while and returning later or getting supervised for the rest of his life. So, he rejected the offer!

See how he has been ageing in the prison for the past 68 years







His Attorney started fighting that the mandatory life sentence for a crime Ligon committed when he was a child was unconstitutional because he claims that his client did not kill anyone that night. His only crime was stabbing people which he regrets and has spent most of his life in prison because of that. The Attorney lost the case in 2020 but he refused to stop fighting. He managed to bring the case to the Federal Court in November 2020 and luckily he won the case.


See How Ligon looks now after decades in prison


See what he looks like when he was arrested!


It has been 68 years that Joe has been in the prison and he thought he was going to rot in there because he was sentenced to Life imprisonment but God finally intervened. After his Attorney won the case in 2020, Joe Ligon was let out of prison in 2021.

He is now a free man, see what he looks like after regaining his freedom few days ago



After Ligon got out, he said he wants others to learn from his experience. He is literally like an alien in this world because everything is new to him. He has been in jail since the 20th century and he got out in the 21st century, many things have changed and he will just start learning how to survive all again. Currently, Joe is 83 years old and he has been in jail since he was just 15 years old.


See pictures in the link below

https://news-af.feednews.com/news/detail/3d0a19240999c600c93f47e4d40416d7?client=news
the old man resemble president of uganda.kia this life get as e b oooo
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Nobody: 6:04am On Feb 19
Viknat:
So this man dey prison since Dwight Eisenhower,Kennedy , lyundon James,Ford Carter ..... Trump and now, bidden?

Cold War era prisoner. sad
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by GreaterFuture3: 6:07am On Feb 19
Why you send go stab person? Fool

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Nobody: 6:11am On Feb 19
gozzlin:
He should have committed suicide in jail.

I have a feeling the justice system was harsh on him cos he's a negro. Why sentence a minor to life imprisonment instead of a remand home? They'd never do that to a white.



Racism!

Don't play the racism card here, man.

The fool shouldn't have done s#it in the first place. Hell, it wasn't like he was framed.

What has getting drunk got to do with robbing and stabbing others in the first place? What's more two people died in the process. Now, that's heinous.

'Nigg@r' knew the system was always out to get him. 'Nigg@r' gave the system a long rope to hang him with. Case closed. He really had it coming. No two ways about it.

Now, he's a prison retiree. Jambo.

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by KnowledgeVault: 6:18am On Feb 19
Many life lessons to be learnt

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Nobody: 7:48am On Feb 19
gozzlin:
He should have committed suicide in jail.

I have a feeling the justice system was harsh on him cos he's a negro. Why sentence a minor to life imprisonment instead of a remand home? They'd never do that to a white.



Racism!
He deserves it joor.

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by Maxcollins042(m): 7:57am On Feb 19
The central park five's case would have been similar to his if Matias Reyes hadn't opened up and owned up to the crime they are accused and convicted of.

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Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by allen113: 8:03am On Feb 19
what about his colleagues? undecided

this reminds me of the movie Shaw shank redemption, that old man that spent his entire life in prison and when he was release things had change and he couldn't cope.
Re: He Has Been In Prison Since 1953, See What He Looks Like When He Was Released by maureensylvia(f): 8:06am On Feb 19
Wasted life angry

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