Since his release from prison, Marty has been adjusting to a world quite different than the one he knew. "It's been a learning experience, between cell phones and BlackBerrys and iPods and laptops," he says. Marty has also gone back to school and is working toward his college degree at Hofstra University.
Marty says the best thing about freedom is the ability to make his own decisions. "For 20 years, I basically couldn't do anything. Everything was done for me," he says. "Now I can decide when I get up in the morning."
He's also learned not to take anything for granted. "Going to the library, going to the movies, going the beach. The first time I went to the beach was literally two weeks ago," he says. "Going out to put my feet in the sand was just great."