Oh, of course. Because he has no way to listen to it.
No. No Internet in maximum security. He doesn’t really know what the global response has been, and he has not been exposed to social media. He was locked up in '99 when there was no such thing as social media. I can explain that’s trending on Twitter but that’s almost meaningless to him. He’s much more concerned about the legal scrutiny on the investigation — not whether or not people think he's nice. He wants something that is concrete that can change his circumstances. He's taking all this with a grain of salt. But, having The Innocence Project say they believe he's innocent was really meaningful."
The moment you referenced in the show (where Adnan and Sarah have the "nice guy" chat) was so tense for the listener, but a really important reminder: It’s really not about his niceness. It’s about the case.
"I mean, he is. He’s a really kind, gentle, thoughtful person. That’s the only way I’ve ever known him. But, that couldn't help him in the case. The witness against him has all kinds of terrible things in his track record, and he just walked. He didn't spend a day behind bars, even for the involvement he actually confessed to."
You mean Jay?
"Yes, of course. There’s no other witness than Jay."
"There’s a lot more movement. Adnan’s attorney for the post-conviction appeal is great and believes Adnan is innocent. From what I understand, now the state’s attorney’s office is reviewing the case. So, maybe the media attention is forcing them to take a closer look at the investigation and what they might have missed. It’s been a good thing — not an easy thing but a good thing."
Do you have a sense of how this has impacted it from the legal side so far?