Community welcomes Halsey home


At a special reception at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, NJ yesterday, Byron Halsey was greeted by a supportive community, welcoming him back after 19 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Halsey … thanked those who worked to release him and are helping him integrate back into the community.

"It's overwhelming love," Halsey said in his first public appearance since being freed from prison. "I'm not used to it. That's a new type of thing."

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. (Newark Star-Ledger, 6/3/07)

And in an interview with the New York Post, Halsey said he is taking life one day at a time and enjoying the small pleasures of freedom.

Of his rediscovered pleasures he listed tops amongst them, "baths, freedom to move around, family, wooden floors, grass, dogs barking."

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. (New York Post, 6/3/07)

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