CHICAGO (AP) — 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.