Trump Pardoned Billionaire Conrad Black but Left His Prison Buddy Behind
The Daily Beast
June 5, 2019

In his 31 years in prison, Rufus Rochell has mentored inmates, fundraised for hurricane victims, and befriended one very prominent Trump supporter. None of that has set him free.

As he watched CNN from inside the federal correctional complex in Coleman, Florida, Rufus Rochell couldn’t suppress his joy at the news of Conrad Black. His old friend, the media tycoon with whom he shared a dorm years ago, had received a pardon from President Donald Trump. Surely this meant that his time would come soon.

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