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Kite Line- December 29, 2017: You Can’t Force the State to Abide by the Law

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In this week’s episode, we hear from Valerie Buford, the sister of Leon Benson, a prisoner here in Indiana. Valerie talks about the circumstances that lead to Leon being imprisoned on a murder charge since 1998. Through her story, you can hear how difficult it is to navigate the legal system, especially with few financial resources. Valerie walked us through the nightmarish ins and outs of the case, from a newspaper delivery person who didn’t have glasses on to the complexities of Post Conviction Relief (PRC) hearings. Valerie is still working to get Leon out, to get evidence heard in federal court, and to share Leon’s story along the way. You can learn more about Leon’s case at www.freeleonbenson.org.

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