Would-be Wallace assassin to be released from prison Friday

[JURIST] The man who shot and paralyzed former Alabama Governor George Wallace [ADAH profile] in 1972 will be released from a Maryland prison Friday, according to an alert from an automated victim-notification system Thursday. Prison officials have refused to publicly confirm the release date due to security reasons. Arthur Bremer [PBS profile], who has served 35 years of his 53-year term, is being released due to good behavior and his working a part-time job in prison.

Prison officials first reported in late August that Bremer would be released this year. The Alabama Attorney General's Office said that it would try to prevent the early release [JURIST report], but Maryland officials warned that any such effort would fail due to Maryland state regulations. Bremer has never expressed any remorse for the shooting, calling Wallace a "segregratonist dinosaur." In his diary, Bremer wrote that his primary motivation for the shooting was not opposition to Wallace's pro-segregation politics, but a desire to become notorious. Wallace died in 1998. AP has more.

 

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