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LIVE UPDATES: 'White Boy' Rick Wershe parole decision

Richard Wershe said he's looking for a new life outside of prison after serving nearly 30 years behind bars.

Richard Wershe, Jr., known as "White Boy Rick," could get his freedom from Michigan prison when the parole board casts a vote Friday morning.

Wershe needs at least six of the 10 parole board members to support his plea for freedom. The 47-year-old was just 17 when he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a drug conviction. He has been the state of Michigan's longest serving nonviolent juvenile offender. 

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During his parole hearing on June 8, Wershe and his attorneys talked to the board for about 5 hours. If the parole board does decide to grant Wershe his freedom, the Michigan Department of Corrections will take another 30 to 90 days to make sure Wershe has a safe place to live and plans for a job. 

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