Alabama man sentenced to life for stealing $50 to be released from prison


Alvin Kennard was imprisoned in 1983 with a disproportionately harsh sentence under the ‘three strikes law’

A man from Alabama who was sentenced to life without parole after stealing $50.75 from a bakery in his 20s is to be released after more than three decades in prison.

Alvin Kennard, who was convicted of first degree robbery following the bakery incident, was 22 when he was first imprisoned in 1983.

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