Man Makes Emotional Reintroduction into Society After 42 Years in Prison, First Stop: In-N-Out
After 42 years of imprisonment, Louis Taylor spent his first day of freedom getting acquainted to the vastly changed world around him. Taylor, who was wrongfully incarcerated for a hotel fire that killed 29 people in 1970, was freed this week after new evidence and questions arose proving his innocence.
According to AZ Central, advances in fire science made it doubtful that the hotel blaze was arson and that a fire report stated officials’ work was poorly done, being based solely on photos and documents.
Taylor’s attorneys are helping him get acclimated to a world much different from the one he left in 1970, and he asked them to take him to In-N-Out upon release. “I went to In-N-Out Burger and they gave me a t-shirt, so now I’m going to ask for endorsements,” joked Taylor.
Despite having lived through unimaginable hardship, he remains positive. “Nothing really scares me,” he said. “All I can do is just go forward.”
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