Man granted clemency by President Obama, marries

Wheelock Clemency

Every day for 21 years, Billy Ray Wheelock woke up behind bars while the world outside moved on without him.

So when the 51-year-old was granted clemency by President Obama, he decided to make up for what he had missed.

After his release from a halfway house in Denver, Colorado, he refused to be ‘free and unhappy’, so he got married, had a Starbucks, got his hair cut and went for his first swim in nearly two decades.

Now he is on the ‘other side of the wall’ he is planning on starting a consulting service to help prisoners stay out of trouble and help them apply for clemency.

Read more at the DailyMail Online.

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