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CrimeMan who spent decades in jail after stealing $50 ordered released from prison

01:30  29 august  2019
01:30  29 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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An Alabama man who spent more than three decades in jail for a $50 robbery will be released after a judge altered the life sentence on Wednesday, according to reports.

Man who spent decades in jail after stealing $50 ordered released from prison© Getty Images Man who spent decades in jail after stealing $50 ordered released from prison

The man, Alvin Kennard, was 22 when he was sentenced to life without parole in the 1980s. He is now 58, and had served 36 years in the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Ala., a local CBS affiliate reported.

Circuit Judge David Carpenter re-sentenced Kennard on Wednesday and he will be released from prison, the outlet reports.

Kennard was convicted of first-degree robbery for the January 1983 robbery of a bakery in Bessemer. He was sentenced to life under Alabama's Habitual Felony Offender Act, following other charges he received at 18, AL.com reported.

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Bruce Lisker, who was released from prison in 2009 after a Los Angeles Times investigation into his “It’s just regrettable that these two individuals spent the better part of their lives in prison as a Lisker, now 50 , also said he was ready to move forward after spending 26 years in prison for the

Kennard reportedly thanked the judge after his resentencing.

"I'm sorry for what I did ... I was wrong," Kennard said, according to AL.com's report. He also said he would live with his family in Bessemer and work in carpentry.

Kennard was represented by Carla Crowder, executive director of the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.

Crowder argued that under Alabama's current sentencing guidelines Kennard would have received a maximum of about 20 years, CBS 42 reported.

Kennard must still be processed by the Alabama Department of Corrections, and Crowder told CBS 42 she does not know when he will be released.

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