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After 30 years, man who says Chicago police tortured him into false confession to be released

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows inmate Stanley Wrice. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, a Cook County judge overturned the rape conviction for Wrice who has been in prison for 30 years. He will be released from Pontiac Correctional Center on Wednesday. The ruling comes two days after key witness Bobby Joe Williams testified detectives working for former Chicago police lieutenant Jon Burge tortured him into falsely testifying against Wrice. (AP Photo/Illinois Department of Corrections)
December 10, 2013 - 10:02 PM

CHICAGO - A man is expected to be freed after spending 30 years in prison for a rape he says he falsely confessed to after being tortured by police.

The Illinois Department of Corrections says Stanley Wrice will be released from the Pontiac Correctional Center on Wednesday.

A Cook County judge on Tuesday ordered the 59-year-old released and his conviction overturned, saying officers lied about how they treated him.

Wrice was sentenced to 100 years for a 1982 rape. He maintained he confessed only after officers beat him.

The decision was the latest development from a dark chapter in Chicago Police Department history in which officers were accused of torturing suspects.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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