A great deal of the coverage in the news media of the Hudson Valley was influenced by the sensationalized nature of the times and the politicized context surrounding Gary McGivern's freedom struggle. His situation illustrates the damaging effect of long-term incarceration and the need for an Innocence Commission in New York State.
For more information, consult the online finding aid for the Gary McGivern and Marguerite Culp Papers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10019. Call for an appointment to view the collection: 212-237-8238. Online finding aid