The Texas parole board had decided: Stephen Shane Smith was going to get out of prison. The 40-year-old was less than a year into a five-year sentence for a drug conviction when he was approved for early release in January. The only thing standing between him and his freedom was completing an in-prison life skills program.
Many Texas prisoners have been approved for parole but can't walk free yet. Advocates say coronavirus should change that.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020