Free Genarlow Wilson

Jun 15 2007

Genarlow Wilson remains in prison for a victimless crime: participating in consensual oral sex with a 15 year old when he was 17. Just after a Superior Court Judge voided his conviction, Georgia State Attorney General Thurbert Baker appealed the ruling over the outcry of thousands of Americans, with no reasonable justification.

Keeping Wilson in prison does nothing to keep Georgia safe. It simply continues the unnecessary destruction of a young man's life. Join us in demanding that Baker withdraw his appeal now.

UPDATE: In October 2007, after more than 30,000 ColorOfChange members appealed to Georgia state officials calling for his release, Genarlow Wilson, was freed from prison by the state Supreme Court. At the time of his release, he has served more than two years in prison.

This campaign has concluded.

Areas: Criminal Justice