TiVo, cell phones, the Internet and even that men's undergarment called the boxer brief -- all caught Greg Taylor off guard after spending more than 16 years in North Carolina prisons for a murder he didn't commit.
Taylor also maintained part of his regular prison routine, such as an upper-body workout. But on this Thursday, his view was a wall of mirrors at the Durham gym, not the busy highway and guard tower that sat outside Nash Correctional Institute.
Thursday was the first full day of freedom for the 47-year-old Taylor, whom three judges had declared innocent a day earlier of the murder of a prostitute in Raleigh in 1991. The groundbreaking exoneration was the result of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, which had recommended Taylor's case for judicial review.