Angel Gonzalez met with the Consul Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías.
During an interview for Time 21 program, González explained that from the beginning there were irregularities in his case because he did not have a translator.
“The little that spoke English served me not to defend a crime, sometimes justice is blind. What a mistake to sign a paper one can go to jail and spend 20 years,” he said.
The court overruled the judgment after the defense prove his innocence with a DNA test in a case which required several years of litigation by lawyers Innocence Project, a national organization dedicated to the exoneration of wrongfully convicted persons .
The test indicated that bodily fluids collected by police at the scene belonged to two men who have not been identified.
“The legal system is not perfect. Are not professionals and injustices committed as mine law fails for any reason,” he said.
To discrimination by US authorities against Latinos, Angel said that during the two decades was imprisoned touched observe several Mexicans are charged with any crime.
“In America the minority who is mistreated in prison he is Hispanic, nobody’s help, and have tried to guide them with the English language,” he said during the interview.
“Unfortunately there are many cases like mine and I would do something for those who are imprisoned in a foreign country where no one hears your voice,” he added.
The US Justice imposed in 1994 sentenced to 55 years for his alleged involvement in the rape and kidnapping of a woman of 35 years in the city of Waukegan, Illinois, but was exonerated and released last week and is now in freedom.
Monday Angel asked his passport at the Consulate of Mexico in Chicago.
His whole family lives in Waukegan, a northern suburb of Chicago, and has US citizenship and so he also wants to remain in this country.
“The prison opened my eyes to be a positive person, not let you win and to seize opportunities to be getting better,” he said.
He expressed his hope that your case can serve others to be overcome and not lose faith.
On Monday, during his visit to the Mexican Consulate in Chicago, Gonzalez filed your passport to obtaining needed to develop a normal life and met with the Consul Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías, who welcomed the support provided where necessary documentation.