Black Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Prison Dies Of Covid-19 Just Weeks Before His Release

This 2018 photo made available by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows William Garrison. Garrison, who declined to be paroled earlier in 2020 after decades behind bars, died on Monday, April 13, 2020 from Covid-19 complications, officials said.
This 2018 photo made available by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows William Garrison. Garrison, who declined to be paroled earlier in 2020 after decades behind bars

William Garrison spend 44 years in prison has died just weeks before he was scheduled for release he passed away from corona-virus. He died at the age of 60 last week. He was serving time for first-degree murder after a shooting during a 1976 armed robbery and was only 16 at the time.

The Department of Corrections “tried to parole him earlier this year, and he refused to leave prison,” said Chris Gautz, a spokesperson for the department.

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