Black Man Serving Life Sentence For Stealing Hedge Clippers Granted Parole

A Black man in Louisiana serving a life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than two decades ago was finally granted parole — months after the Louisiana Supreme Court initially declined to review his sentence.

According to NBC News, the Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole voted to release 63-year-old Fair Wayne Bryant on Thursday. Later that day, he was freed from prison after serving more than 20 years at the state penitentiary in Angola.

Under his parole conditions, he will enter into a program in Baton Rouge that helps prisoners adjust to life after release. Eventually, he will be allowed to live with his brother in Shreveport.

Bryant will also have a curfew and must attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and complete community service as a requirement.

Black Man Released After Serving Life Sentence For Stealing Hedge Clippers
Image Credit: Louisiana Parole Project

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