Dewey spend over 6,200 days of his life behind bars, and for those of you who visited the ACI, you know that his life during that time was a living hell... combine the realities of prison life with the fact that he did not commit his crime. During a press conference Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn said that this case was a, "reminder that to the entire system that it's not perfect." In his trial, Dewey was defended by good attorneys, was convicted by a jury of his peers, and was sentence by a fair and impartial judge... it was all done correctly... well accept for the fact that he didn't commit the crime.
Upon his release, Dewey's first act was to inhale a sprig of sage... a Native American tradition. When asked about his anger, Dewey said, "What good would that do me? I get to step outside, touch a tree, get a dog, and kiss my girl." The original prosecutor of Dewey's case was the same one who appeared before a judge and asked for his release... to Dewey he had only this to say, "I deeply regret what the system did. I wish you the best, and I mean that sincerely."
Dewey's response, "Thank you, sir."