Northeast Philly Man Gets Clemency, Released After Nearly Two Decades Behind Bars
CBS News
May 17, 2016

“A Northeast Philadelphia man is now home after spending nearly two decades behind bars. He is one of the thousands of non-violent drug offenders who received excessive prison time under the strict sentencing guidelines of the 1990’s. Now, he’s received his lucky break.

“‘ … I know I deserved to be punished because I did wrong,” he says, “but no way should I have died in prison.’”

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