White Boy Rick will finally get a parole hearing.
On Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 9am, he will go before the 10-person Michigan Parole Board at Cotton Correctional Facility (3500 N. Elm Ave, Jackson, Michigan) and their decision could affect the rest of his life.
Detroit drug dealer and federal informant Richard “White Boy Rick” Wershe was 17-years old when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1988.
His story is a long and complicated one involving a dangerous environment, police corruption, juvenile manipulation, drugs, murder, women and ends with the extreme over-sentencing of a 17 year old.
Recently, the documentary ‘White Boy‘ about the case, made by Seth Ferranti (Gorilla Convict), Shawn Rech (Transition Studios), Scott Burnstein (Oakland Press) and others had a world premiere in Detroit. Mr. Burnstein is also working with White Boy Rick on his autobiography.
Click on the image to read about the history of White Boy Rick:
And currently, at this very moment, Hollywood is filming a crime drama in Detroit & Cleveland called ‘White Boy Rick‘ about the case starring Matthew McConaughey, Piper Laurie, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh and others.
Will White Boy Rick be granted parole?
This is only the 2nd parole hearing he’s been allowed in almost 30 years. His last parole hearing was in Plymouth, Michigan and Kid Rock was there along with many FBI agents in support of Rick’s release.
White Boy documentary trailer. Watch here: