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Wolf Commutes 13 Prison Sentences; 14th Person Died of COVID-19 Before Receiving Clemency

Emma Lee
The correctional complex on State Road in Philadelphia.

Thirteen Pennsylvanians who had been serving life in prison are now going free after a state board recommended them for release, and Governor Tom Wolf signed off on their commutation last week. But, as WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports, for some officials and advocates who have long supported clemency, it’s a bittersweet victory.

(Original air-date: 2/15/21)