Good show. Last night they showed an episode that offered three girls an Alford Plea in exchange for not suing the DE for wrongful imprisonment. It was interesting to say the least.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief.. and unspeakable love. --Washington Irving
I looked around, I can't say for sure but maybe using it post conviction is rare?
This has probably been posted but it's and interesting discussion. Sorry, can't provide the link cause it's a criminal blog, but here is the title.
Devil’s Deal: (Mis)Understanding the Alford Pleas from the ‘West Memphis 3’(Brent Turvey)