Bernard is an exceptional example of carrying on with a steadiness and grace that we should all strive toward. Even if you only watch of few minutes of Bee talking about his case, you'll see what I mean. This video is provided by the Bernard Baran Blog:
On April 17, 2012, Bernard Baran and his attorney, John Swomley, visited a criminal justice class at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.
Here is a link to the video.
An unscrupulous prosecutor rode a wave of homophobic hysteria to get his career-advancing conviction. (Disgracefully, he is still a judge in Massachusetts.) Baran, an innocent man arrested when only 19, survived 22 years of rapes, beatings, and degradation. The Berkshire County still refuses to acknowledge the terrible mistakes that they made.