Cory Maye Is Free

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Just heard that Cory Maye was finally released yesterday from the processing facility in Rankin County.

Oddly, no one bothered to notify his attorneys before releasing him. But he’s now home with his family.

More to come.

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32 Responses to “Cory Maye Is Free”

  1. #1 |  Danny | 

    First!

  2. #2 |  BSK | 

    Great news! And not soon enough!

  3. #3 |  Greg N. | 

    Excellent news!

  4. #4 |  Stephen | 

    Outstanding! I looked around online earlier today and couldn’t find anything. Glad to hear it. Now he needs to get out of that state.

  5. #5 |  Judi | 

    This makes my whole day!

  6. #6 |  Lorraine Fay | 

    Best news I’ve heard in awhile!!

  7. #7 |  Big Boy | 

    One last bit of ungraciousness by the cops of Mississippi.

  8. #8 |  Mari | 

    That’s wonderful! Really good news.

  9. #9 |  Matt | 

    Excellent.

  10. #10 |  Mario | 

    We need a “Corey’s Law” so something like this never happens again.

    (Okay, stop cringing! The man deserves all of our best wishes.)

  11. #11 |  Mannie | 

    Oddly, no one bothered to notify his attorneys before releasing him.

    Not odd. Probably just another deliberate form of petty harassment. That’s what screws do to pass the time.

  12. #12 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    #11

    While I consider your answer possible, I think that one could also say “Never attribute to malice what is adequately explained by stupidity”

  13. #13 |  poetry | 

    “Cory Maye Is Free from Prison but Must Continue to Serve the State and Obey the Whims of Even Its Most Petty Representatives Like the Rest of Us Mundanes.”

    FTFY

  14. #14 |  Jeremy Weiland | 

    So very happy to hear this.

  15. #15 |  Difster | 

    Justice delayed is better than justice denied.

    Cory, I wish you a prosperous future and PLEASE move to another state immediately.

  16. #16 |  zendingo | 

    hallelujah

  17. #17 |  Kristen | 

    Welcome back Cory!

  18. #18 |  Mark Draughn | 

    Good news! Wait a minute…good news? What blog am I at? Who posted this? I want proof that Radley Balko is still writing this blog!

    Sorry…got disoriented for a minute there.

    Congratulations, everyone who worked on making this happen.

  19. #19 |  Aresen | 

    Good to hear. I am glad for him.

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    C. S. P. Schofield | July 19th, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    #11

    While I consider your answer possible, I think that one could also say “Never attribute to malice what is adequately explained by stupidity”

    In this case, I’ll go with malice AND stupidity.

  20. #20 |  Mister DNA | 

    Off topic, but more good news: Pete Eyre and Adam Mueller were just found not guilty on ALL counts in Greenfield, MA.

  21. #21 |  JS | 

    Stephen “Outstanding! I looked around online earlier today and couldn’t find anything. Glad to hear it. Now he needs to get out of that state.”

    Totally agree. He shouldn’t have to but that’s just how it is.

  22. #22 |  Acksiom | 

    Now we just need to find him a choice of jobs.

    I don’t think you people are going to get behind that this time either, though, so now I’m basically just posting it so I can count 3X coup later, pointing and laughing at you all when someone else — Breitbart, maybe — steps up to actually do something besides just cheerlead.

  23. #23 |  abhisaha | 

    Great news! Wish a long, happy and prosperous future for Cory.

    And as many others have noted previously — congratulations, Radley. Your work in this case got a man off death row and ultimately helped him win his freedom. That’s more than most of us will achieve in a lifetime.

  24. #24 |  Michael | 

    Also, Pete Eyre and Adam Mueller were both found not guilty on all charges today.

  25. #25 |  Jonathan | 

    Wonderful news!

  26. #26 |  goober1223 | 

    #22 | Acksiom | July 19th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Now we just need to find him a choice of jobs.

    I don’t think you people are going to get behind that this time either, though, so now I’m basically just posting it so I can count 3X coup later, pointing and laughing at you all when someone else — Breitbart, maybe — steps up to actually do something besides just cheerlead.

    Well, the worthless cheerleading here only got me to donate $50 to Cory Maye. That’s probably completely worthless, then. You understand that there’s a difference between a journalist and an advocate, yes? Too many people pose as “journalists” today who are only advocates. Radley seems to be the opposite. He’s a journalist first, and the good that comes from it is more organic.

  27. #27 |  goober1223 | 

    Oh, and I already got a receipt from Maye’s attorney, even though I didn’t request one (hoping to save them from the cost of postage). It appears that Bob Evans, Esq. is a full-service, pro bono lawyer.

  28. #28 |  Sukoi | 

    Radley,

    I hope that you recognize the impact that you had in bringing this about. Your tenacious writing about this case and OUTSTANDING investigative reporting kept Maye’s case on the radar. You sir, are a credit to your profession. MUCH, MUCH kudos to you Mr. Balko.

  29. #29 |  xysmith | 

    Oddly, no one bothered to notify his attorneys before releasing him. But he’s now home with his family.

    Huh? Why is this odd? What role do his attorneys have in the literal act of letting him out of prison?

  30. #30 |  Thomas Paine's Goiter | 

    Congratulations Mr. Maye. I hope you prosper in your new life.

    I also hope we can find him employment in Louisiana near his daughter and I hope he can have a loving relationship with her again. They were apart for far too long.

    Thank you, Mr. Balko. Thank you for doing all that you did to bring attention to Mr. Maye’s situation.

    I’m as cynical as any person on this planet, but I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes and a feeling of hope.

  31. #31 |  Howlin' Hobbit | 

    this has been one of my better days in recent memory.

    and this is just icing on the cake.

    be well, Mr. Mayes and get yourself away from the mess of a state you’re currently living in. there’s no easy path here for you, but I have faith that you’ll overcome.

  32. #32 |  Ryan | 

    What great news! Thanks to Radley for brining attention to this case and best wishes to Corey and his family. Terrifying what an out-of-control, unaccountable, revenge-oriented judicial system can do to an innocent man.

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