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.

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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