Judge Rules Mo. Man Won't Have To Serve 13-Year Prison Term

In 2000, Mike Anderson was convicted for his role in a robbery. Due to a clerical error, he was never told to report to prison. After 13 years, the state found its mistake.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Mike Anderson of Missouri was ready to do time. He was convicted for his role in a robbery. Due to a clerical error, he was never told to report to prison. Anderson waited year after year and even reminded the state - hello? prison term. He went on with life, started a business, got married and had kids. After 13 years, the state found its mistake. But now a judge has freed Anderson, citing his exemplary behavior. It's MORNING EDITION.

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