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A man who, for more than three decades in the Area of the prison, and a $50 robbery in 1983 to life in prison — which will soon be released, according to reports in the media.
Circuit court Judge David Carpenter on Wednesday resentenced for Alvin Kennard, 58, is on offer, Fox 6 reported.
Kennard has spent the past 36 years at the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the Jan. 24, 1983, a bakery robbery.
Kennard, 22, was convicted and sentenced under the state of the Habitual Felony Offender Act. He has had a previous second degree burglary conviction to his name, which led to his life sentence AL.com have been reported.
“I just want to say that I’m sorry for what I’ve done,” Kennard said of Carpenter announced his verdict. “I’ll take responsibility for what I’ve done in the past. I want to have the chance to get it right.”
Kennard’s attorney, Carla Crowder, the executive director of the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, said her client would have received 20 years under the state’s current sentencing guidelines.
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She said, as she recounted to the news station, and she wasn’t sure where Kennard would have to be released. He has to be handled by the Alabama Department of Corrections, ” she said.