At 17, Vance Webster witnessed a 13-second crime. Because he refused to cooperate with the district attorney (honoring the “no-snitching code”), he was given a life sentence. He spent 29 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The story, however, is less about his time in prison, and mostly is a snapshot of his belief that prisons are filled with “good kids” whose lives are shaped by good parents who, unfortunately, make and model bad choices.
29 Years For 13 Seconds: The Injustices of Justice