Ellis Boyd Redding your file says you've served 40 years of a life sentence.
Do you feel you've been rehabilitated?
Well, now let me see…
You know, I don't have any idea what that means.
Well, it means that you're ready to rejoin society…
I know what you think it means, sonny.
To me it's just a made up word, a politician's word…
so that young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie and have a job.
What do you really want to know?
Am I sorry for what I did?
Well, are you?
There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret.
not because I'm in here…
…or because you think I should.
I look back on the way I was then
a young stupid kid
who committed that terrible crime.
I want to talk to him.
I want to try and talk some sense to him,
tell him the way things are.
but I can't.
That kid is long gone…
…and this old man is all that's left.
I got to live with that.
It's just a bullshit word.
So you go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time.
Because to tell you the truth
I don't give a shit.