Gerald Reed, Who Claims He Was Tortured Into False Confession To Double Murder, Leaves Prison After Sentence Commuted

Reed's sentence was commuted to time served for a double murder conviction, but he plans to fight until his record is wiped clean.

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- Tonight, a man will spend his first night outside of a prison cell in decades. He's now free under order of the Illinois governor.

[SOBBING]

- You did it, Amanda.

- Yes you did.

- Gerald Reed's mother hugged him moments after he left Stateville Prison in Joliet. Governor JB Pritzker commuted his sentence. Reed is one of dozens who've said detectives under Chicago police commander John Burge beat them into false confessions. But Reed's more concerned today about the carjackings, violence, and a steady stream of young people coming into prison.

GERALD REED: I should be trying to think about going home, enjoy life. But I'm asking, can we save our city? Can I be of assistance?

- Reed's sentence was commuted to time served for a double murder conviction, but he plans to fight until his record is wiped clean.