A man is due to be freed from prison after spending 36 years in jail for stealing $50.
Alvin Kennard was sentenced to life without parole under an old Alabama “three strikes” law.
Kennard was first charged with two counts of burglary first degree
and grand larceny and received a three year suspended sentence in
1979. Four years later he was charged and convicted of robbery in the
first degree after robbing a bakery of $50.
Since then, the 58-year-old has remained in jail on a life sentence under the Habitual Felony Offender Act.