Stanley Wrice is set to walk free thirty years after he says he was coerced into confessing to a rape he claims he didn't commit.
Wrice will be freed from the Pontiac Correctional Center on Wednesday. He says he falsely confessed after being tortured by Chicago officers. The 59-year-old's conviction was overturned and his release was ordered by a Chicago judge, who said officers lied about how they treated Wrice.
Wrice received a 100 year sentence for a 1982 rape, but he maintained he only confessed after he was beaten by officers.
The case is the most recent development from a period of the Chicago Police Department's history in which officers were accused of mistreating suspects.
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