A silly holiday photo op has a small amount of political value for Sanders, while allowing a sliver of grace and humanity to a man who the justice system failed decades ago does not.
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The governor offered no explanation for refusing Vaughn, a mentally disabled man who has been in prison for 30 years for a crime he did not commit.
There's no debate about Charlie Vaughn's innocence. He's already served 30 years for a murder everyone agrees he did not commit. But it looks like he won't be getting out any time soon.
A severely intellectually disabled man has spent more than 30 years in an Arkansas prison. The system doesn’t care if he’s actually guilty.