AL.com: U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell joins call for Larry Langford's release
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell today pledged to work to urge federal officials to grant a compassionate release of former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford.
Sewell cited Langford's failing health as a reason for his early release from a 15-year sentence on his corruption conviction.
"Justice should be fair, but merciful. Larry Langford's health is continuing to deteriorate, and I strongly believe that he should be granted a compassionate release," Sewell said in a statement this afternoon.