Glenn Ford, the Shreveport man exonerated last year after spending 30 years on death row, died yesterday.
Ford was 33 years old when he was wrongfully convicted of killing a Shreveport jeweler and sent to solitary confinement on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Nearly three decades later, the longest-serving death row inmate in the country was released.
Ford petitioned the state for compensation for his wrongful conviction. He received only $20 for a bus ride.