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Back in 1999, Aaron Glasscock was just 22-years-old and two months shy of graduating from college when he was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for a non-violent drug offense. Nearly 20 years later, Aaron’s sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in December 2017.
The Takeaway is following Aaron's story to learn of the struggles and hardships Aaron and his family face as he readjusts to life outside of prison. In part I of our new series, "Commuted: Life After Prison," we met up with Agnes "Pigeon" Deep, Aaron's mother, as she made final preparations the night before his release from prison after 18 years.
Today in part II, The Takeaway travels two hours with Pigeon, Aaron's sister Jeanie Yokum, and Eddie Lanham, a close family friend, to Manchester Federal Correctional Institution in Kentucky — the place that Aaron's family will meet him for the first time as a free man.
The family has anxiously been awaiting this day since Aaron's sentence was officially commuted. It's a reflective and at times emotional ride as they realize the next time they drive away from the prison, Aaron will be with them. Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear the full segment.