Saturday, July 22, 2017
Old Idaho State Penitenitary
Not sure how I am going to bridge the gap between this posting and the previous one, except to say that back in the late 1800s there were few fool proof ways of convicting someone of a crime and human rights were not always considered. In 1898 a Chinese gentleman, Yee Wee, was accused of murdering someone, and he denied doing the deed. His translator said he gave an admission of guilt and Wee was sentenced to hang. The Governor twice delayed his hanging. In 1906 someone reviewed the court documents again and said there was no admission of guilt. I am sure there is more to the story than that, but Wee was pardoned.