You're convicted of a crime you didn't commit (and even the presiding JUDGE thinks you're innocent!) -- do you admit guilt to try to get parole -- after 15 years in jail? And if you do, and get paroled, this admission of "guilt" can be used against you for the rest of your life. Good times in US justice!
Not to sound like a flaming liberal, but guess the demographic of the person in question. If you picked "Young African-American male", you win!
With that, I'm going to drink to forget. Fuuuuuuuuck, this is depressing.