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TV Time

by | 2nd, February 2004

‘JUNIOR Allen, 63, knows all about the toughness of the US penal system. He’s been in prison since 1970, and has applied again to the North Carolina Parole Commission for release following 25 straight rejections.

His crime? Stealing a TV set. One TV set!

‘I’m going to smile on the outside, but I’m definitely going to be crying inside. And probably cry inside until I get across the state line,’ says Allen, who plans to be free by December.

The state says Allen’s behaviour is one of the reasons he is still in jail, saying how he has committed 62 infractions.

By way of background, the same commission released Howard Washington on parole in January – after 10 years in prison for murder.’

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