Rockford Man Released After Presidential Pardon

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom
A Rockford man who was supposed to serve life in prison is now being released.

Cathy Patterson-Lee, standing from left, Cortney Belcher, Rease McClain, Phyllis Payne and Tabitha Robinson gather around Reynolds Wintersmith at the federal prison in Greenville, Ill. (Photo courtesy of Tabitha Robinson / December 19, 2013)

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A Rockford man who was supposed to serve life in prison is now being released.

Reynolds Wintersmith was pardoned by the president and is on his way back here now from a Peekin prison. He’ll be under supervision for five years. He was originally sentenced in 1994 for selling crack cocaine.


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