Richard Wershe Jr. Named Michigan’s No. 1 Inmate Deserving Clemency

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The Clemency Report named Richard Wershe Jr., a 44-year-old with a colorful past, as Michigan's inmate most deserving of clemency. He was arrested for cocaine at age 17, in May 1987, and has been serving his life for this single, non-violent offense ever since. 

Richard gained fame in the Detroit area as "White Boy Rick" when the DEA and other officers used him as an informant starting at age 14. He was busted for possession with intent to distribute eight kilograms of cocaine at age 17. He has been turned down for parole three times and will be eligible again in 2017. 

His case has been detailed in many news stories and further information can be found at the FreeWhiteBoyRickWershe Facebook page. A photo of Richard in prison can be seen next. 

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15 Comments

  1. Richard Wershe Jr.’s incarceration exceeds necessary punishment. This is in humane. As a victim of rape I am disgusted America suffers non-violent offendors more than drug related offenses. enough is enough. He was 17. What if this were your son or someone you loved. Thank you for your time,
    T.C. HILL

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  2. I know people that have gotten out of prison for murder and rape. He was a young man who deserves a second chance. A non violent offender. These kids with life in prison should be released. Grant him clemency. But we will have wait until Snyder is out of office.

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  3. He was not even considered an adult at the time of the of the incident. The punishment does not fit the crime. This man deserves a second chance.

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  4. Rick has done more than his time so what's the hold up now …FREE RICHARD!!!!!

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  5. End this insanity. Let him go home. It's freakin' ridiculous what we have been doing to people in this country!

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  6. This is just crazy. nearly 30 years. How is this even possible in America? 

    I suggest a change.org petition

    Paul, London, UK

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    • Finally (it's only taken you a few decades to wake up America) Colorado see sense. Nothing but good has come of it. My view is that cocaine should be legal too. Think of the lives that will be save from the gangland wars etc. It's just a no brainer. Sure 8 kilo's was a lot but fffs let this poor guy go free. He has done wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than his time. It's just sick. 

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  7. America, land of the free?

     

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  8. Wow!!! While petafiles and rapist get parole and a few years and boom bak they go on the streets .and young mightve been dumb but never get a chance to live life.while we let these ongoin petafiles out for more victims and amber alerts.WOW

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    • That’s because the Luciferians that run the world, NWO/UN
      are all pedophiles and rapist. It’s a party of their religion.

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  9. Unfortunately we live in a society that has no mercy and justice towards one another. Its all stereotyped. People want to judge each other based on where they are from, color of their skin, what religion they follow and even certain type
    of clothe they wear. God has given us the chance to repent whenever we do something wrong and be forgiven for it. This is the same way we need to treat each other. How do you expect God to forgive you if you dont forgive others yourself.
    The most just and merciful of all is God almighty. On the day we all rise for the day of accounting we will see justice at its perfection from our master. Live this life as if you will live forever but prepare for your hereafter as if you will be gone tomorrow.

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  10. my husband has been in prison now for 8 years out of a 12 1/2 sentence. He is on dsyslic treamtment 3 times a week. he is to sick to go out and commit anymore crimes. His kidneys are failing. I want him to come home for whatever time he has left on this earth to be with his family. Please I beg the BOP to give him another chance. I live in Michigan and he is in Missouri at the medical faculity there I only see his face one time a year. please contact me at 517 203 6260

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  11. FREE LUKE SCARMAZZO

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  12. Free this man already!!! He’s done more than his time!!

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  13. Let the man go home already. He must be making the prison corporation a lot of money. It’s the only thing that makes sense. Prison profiteering! Ridiculous! High and low ranking government officials commit serious crimes, even murder people daily with No Consequences! What’s wrong with this picture?

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