This is a terrible crime that has been done to a human being. It is medieval to lock someone away in solitary for lengthy periods of time but to lock people away for their whole lives in a tiny cell is evil.
This is not incarceration but a prolonged torture and crippling to the human psyche. What is the justification for keeping anyone in solitary so long? The state has the right to imprison but not torture someone.
This is a terrible sin - an evil act - a cruel and unusual torture.
There is no justice for this poor man even when his convictions have been overturned. This evil done to this human being is a condemnation of us all and a mockery of faith before God.
Even God weeps for this poor soul. Why is there no mercy? Why no justice? Why have we abandoned our humanity?
Do those who kept a 71 year old man in solitary for most of his life pray to God for mercy for themselves having shown no mercy for others?
Will they keep this man in his torture box until the day before he dies as well?
Will they profane the faith they supposedly espouse and speak prayers of mercy and love of God and others... yet continue to torture this poor soul.
This is sin.