21-year-old Genarlow Wilson is back home with his mother and nine-year-old sister in Georgia, thanks to four Georgia Supreme Court justices who decided that it was cruel and unusual to keep him incarcerated.
This was a big disappointment to prosecutor David McDade of Douglas County, who kept Genarlow in jail for four extra months while he appealed a previous ruling that Genarlow should be released.
Genarlow spent two years in prison for going to a party when he was seventeen, and allowing a fifteen year old girl to have oral sex with him. He would have spent 8 more years in prison if Georgia legislature had had their way. Did I mention that Genarlow is black? The case doesn't make sense without that information. (The case doesn't make sense anyway, but this fact makes it easier to believe that this happened.)