Parole has been granted for man who was the center of juvenile life debate


FILE – In this February 1964 photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Louisiana. On Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, a Louisiana parole board votes for the third time whether to grant Montgomery parole. Montgomery’s supporters say he’s fully reformed and deserves to be freed. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (BRPROUD) – The Inmate who was a crucial part of the juvenile life debate has been granted parole by a Louisiana parole board.

After spending 58 years in jail, Henry Montgomery’s parole was granted on Wednesday morning by a unanimous vote.

This was the third time that Montgomery went before a parole board.

Montgomery was given conditions upon his release and they are as follows:

  • He must enroll in the Louisiana Parole Project
  • He cannot have any contact whatsoever with the family of the deputy he killed
  • Curfew from 9pm-6am
  • Undergo a substance abuse and mental health evaluation with the Louisiana Parole Project

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