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Links for Times: Innocent man learns how to be free; Watch Q&A with's Erick Erickson



[ John Pendygraft | Times]

After 35 years in prison for a rape that DNA proved he didn't commit, James Bain, 54, is at home in West Tampa with his mom. Sometimes excited. Sometimes measured. Mostly amazed.

He can eat butter pecan ice cream, walk outside or turn on the TV. He can telephone his sister, put on a red T-shirt or look in a mirror.

"Part of me went into hibernation in prison," he says. "But every day, I'm waking up a little more."

Read the full story by St. Petersburg Times reporter Meg Laughlin and her previous coverage of Bain:

DNA evidence frees James Bain from prison after 35 years (Dec. 17)

New DNA evidence might free man convicted in 1974 Polk rape (Dec. 10)


The Buzz's latest Five Questions installment features's Erick Erickson, who has emerged as one of the leading new voices for the grass roots activists. We talked to him about Crist vs. Rubio, Jeb Bush, the 2012 presidential race, and smacking the GOP establishment in 2010.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:01pm]


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