Junior Allen: Paroled After 33 Years for Stealing TV
33 years after stealing a $140 black and white television set, Junior Allen has been released on parole. He is now 64 years old. He is not a habitual offender and he didn't rack up a bad prison record. But a North Carolina judge imposed a life sentence.
TalkLeft wrote about Mr. Allen after his 26th parole hearing denial.
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Prosecutor Mike Beam became Allen's most unlikely ally two years ago, when he worked for the county that put Allen behind bars. "I've never heard anything like this," Beam said. "In my personal opinion, it's time to let him go, turn the key."
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