March 12, 2014

Sixty-four-year old Glenn Ford has been in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola since 1984, convicted of the murdering 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman in 1983, a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker for whom Glenn had occasionally worked.  For 30 years, Glenn has denied participating in the murder.  For 30 years, Glenn has lived in solitary confinement in one of the most well-known death rows in the United States.  For 30 years, Glenn has dreamed about walking out of the prison gates, a free man.  On Tuesday evening, March 11, 2014, Glenn was able to realize his dream.

Glenn is one of the longest serving death row inmates to be freed in the country.  On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, a Louisiana District Court judge vacated Glenn's murder conviction and death sentence and ordered his release, which was carried out later that day.  Praise the Lord for Glenn's release!  Please pray for Glenn and his family as he readjusts to life outside of prison.  Please pray for the family of Isadore Rozeman.