Free Tony Lewis. From the Washington Post, where you can read the full story:
Rayful Edmond III, the District native who prosecutors say ran the largest crack cocaine operation in the nation’s capital in the 1980s, came one step closer Tuesday to release from prison after a federal judge decided that he had served enough time in his D.C. case.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan reduced Edmond’s prison sentence of life without parole to 20 years on Monday, citing Edmond’s nearly two decades of cooperation with prosecutors in other drug and homicide cases in the District and other parts of the country.
Edmond, 56, has been in prison 31 years, but despite the judge’s order, he probably won’t be freed anytime soon. He also has a 30-year prison sentence pending in Pennsylvania for dealing drugs out of a federal prison there.
It was not immediately clear whether the 11 years Edmond has served in addition to his newly reduced 20-year D.C. sentence would automatically apply to the Pennsylvania case.