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Michigan parole board holding hearing for ‘White Boy Rick’

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JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area drug dealer will speak to members of the Michigan parole board after 29 years in prison for crimes when he was a teen.

Richard Wershe (WER’-she) is appearing at a public hearing Thursday at a prison in Jackson. The 47-year-old, known as “White Boy Rick,” is serving a life sentence with occasional opportunities for parole.

The hearing comes four months after Wershe had a one-hour interview with the parole board chairman.

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy is taking a neutral position on Wershe’s release. It’s possible he could be sent to Florida to serve time for a crime there.

In 2015, a judge said Wershe was entitled to a shorter sentence, but that decision was overturned.

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  • drjackgrenan

    Poorly written article!!!! When, to who, any users dead from his sales, life background, attitude while in prison, did he take classes, help other inmates, respect guards, get into fights, urinate on officers…….food fights….just a few questions that need to be answered before ANY reader can start to think about parole. IF you are going to write about a person’s future then write A FULL/COMPLETE ARTICLE!!! Yes I have worked with the courts…….