美国男子偷400元 被监禁36年

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In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 photo, Alvin Kennard sits in the courtroom before his hearing in Bessemer, Ala. Kennard, sentenced to life in prison in 1983, for stealing $50.75 will have his time cut short after being resentenced to time served. Kennard, 58, was ordered to be released from prison Wednesday after serving 36 years and is set to be processed out by the Alabama Department of Corrections. It's unclear when Kennard will be released. (Ivana Hrynkiw/The Birmingham News via AP)
■In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 photo, Alvin Kennard sits in the courtroom before his hearing in Bessemer, Ala. Kennard, sentenced to life in prison in 1983, for stealing $50.75 will have his time cut short after being resentenced to time served. Kennard, 58, was ordered to be released from prison Wednesday after serving 36 years and is set to be processed out by the Alabama Department of Corrections. It’s unclear when Kennard will be released. (Ivana Hrynkiw/The Birmingham News via AP)
 

  (星岛日报报道)美国一名黑人男子多年前偷五十美元(约四百港元),竟被重判终身监禁,在服刑三十六年后,周三终于获法官下令释放。如今已五十八岁的肯纳德(Alvin Kennard)来自阿拉巴马州。他在一九七九年因三项二级盗窃罪被判缓刑三年,一九八三年再次因在一家面包店偷盗五十元七角五仙美元,被判一级抢劫罪。根据阿拉巴马州旧有的“惯犯重罪法”(又称“三振出局法”),他被判处异常严厉的终身监禁。法官周三下令将他从监狱释放,肯纳德终于重获自由,朋友和家人在法庭上情绪激动,跳起来举臂庆祝。肯纳德服刑前曾在木工和建筑行业工作,据报道,他告诉法官他出狱后想当一名木匠。

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