Aleck Carpitcher has a shot at being freed from prison. His girlfriend’s nine-year-old daughter didn’t like him, so she accused him of molesting her. Carpitcher was convicted solely on her claim, sentenced to 38 years. Then she recanted, admitting that she’d made up the charge to get him out of the house. But the state’s 21-day-rule meant that it didn’t matter if he was innocent: he had to stay in prison for 38 years. I wrote to Gov. Warner about this three years ago, but heard nothing in response. Here’s hoping the state’s highest court will let Carpitcher go.