Ford was convicted by an all-white jury for the shooting death of Isadore Rozeman, 56, in a robbery at Rozeman's jewelry store. Ford insisted that he was neither at the store nor involved in the crime.
"I was having complete strangers call me on the phone asking what they could do to help. We're trying to do what we can to help him make the transition."
Gary Clements, Ford's lawyer
Clements said on March 24 that after Ford was released, he received many offers for donations. In response, the lawyer set up an Amazon Wish List for Ford, mostly of household items as well as food, clothing and electronics. Prison authorities supplied Ford with a $20 gift card upon his release.
The Amazon wish list of a man wrongly imprisoned for 30 years