Boudin’s father, David Gilbert, was one of six folks granted clemency yesterday by now former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
My coronary heart is bursting. On the eve of my first kid’s start, my dad – who’s been in jail practically my complete life – was granted clemency.
He by no means meant hurt, but his crime devastated many households.
My coronary heart breaks for the households that may by no means get their family members again.
— Chesa Boudin 博徹思 (@chesaboudin) August 24, 2021
Gilbert is serving a sentence of 75 years to life.
He was convicted in 1983 in the botched theft of an armored truck that left a guard and two law enforcement officials lifeless two years prior.
Gilbert was the unarmed getaway driver.
Boudin’s mom additionally performed a job and was in jail for greater than twenty years earlier than her launch.
The crime occurred when Boudin was 14 months outdated.
He tweeted this picture along with his father, saying it was one of their final moments of freedom collectively.