According to reports, a 63-year-old Black man in Louisiana named Fair Wayne Bryant was granted parole after being hit with a life sentence for stealing hedge clippers over two decades ago.
Previously this year, the Supreme Court reportedly declined to review the man’s sentence. However, the Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole took another look and voted this past Thursday to release the man.
Bryant’s attorney says the man will be entering a program located in Baton Rouge that will help prisoners adjust to life upon being released from lock up. In time, Bryant will be allowed to live with his brother, who is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The conditions of Bryant’s parole require him to be on curfew and attend AA meetings. Along with that, Bryant is required to complete community service.
source: NBC News