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Eraina Pretty, Maryland’s Longest-Serving Woman Prisoner, Released

HeadlineDec 15, 2020

Maryland’s longest-serving female prisoner was ordered released on Monday. Eraina Pretty has been locked up for 42 years. She contracted COVID-19 earlier this year. The 61-year-old woman entered prison as an 18-year-old after she was convicted of being an accomplice in two murders. In 2015, she spoke to ABC News.

Eraina Pretty: “In 2003, I wrote Governor Ehrlich and asked him for lethal injection.”

Diane Sawyer: “You asked?”

Eraina Pretty: “Yes, because of the victims’ family and everybody. I wanted them to know that I was sorry for the crime that I had committed.”

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