Genarlow Wilson’s 10-year sentence and continued imprisonment is widely recognized, both in this state and across the country, as a grave miscarriage of justice. Last Monday, June 11, 2007, the Monroe County Superior Court determined that Wilson’s punishment violated the state constitution and granted his habeas corpus petition, resentencing Wilson to 12 months and ordering his immediate release. The decision was applauded everywhere. The decent thing for Attorney General Thurbert Baker to do would have been to leave the decision undisturbed and allow Wilson to go free. Instead, he appealed.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "Thurbert Baker Behaving Badly" (2007). Popular Media. 158.