I remembered the name Martha mentioned, Willard Humphries, thought guilty, but jailed for a lesser crime.
They stopped looking for Annie's abductor when you were jailed for another crime.
Janet had foster-housed Martha for a short time last year as a favor to the child's jailed mother, but in January she imposed on the Deans' good nature to look after the young girl after being arrested and sentenced to sixty days in lock up after a check writing "misunderstanding."
They even jailed him a couple of times, just for being rowdy.
The idea that a person can be a political prisoner, jailed for his beliefs about government, politics, or politicians, is ancient but happily fading.