FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — While serving a 90-year prison sentence for selling marijuana, Richard DeLisi‘s wife died, as did his 23-year-old son and both his parents. His adult daughter was in a horrific car accident and suffered a paralyzing stroke as a result. He never met two granddaughters—a lifetime of missed memories.

Yet, 71-year-old DeLisi walked out of a Florida prison last week grateful and unresentful as he hugged his tearful family. After serving 31 years, he said he’s just eager to restore the lost time.

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Richard DeLisi, 71, walked out of a Florida prison last Tuesday after serving 31 years for a marijuana conviction. His family was on hand to greet him. (Last Prisoner Project photo)

DeLisi was believed to be the nation’s longest-serving…

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