Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Sewell Renews Call for Compassionate Release of Larry Langford

May 5, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell renewed her call for former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford to receive a compassionate release from federal prison.

“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.

“I wrote a letter in support of his previous request for a reduced sentence that was unfortunately denied, however, this has not deterred me from pressing ahead with this important issue on behalf of Mayor Langford, his family and the greater Birmingham community. I am working with Mayor Langford’s family to arrange a meeting with the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Charles Samuels, Jr., and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch in order to advocate for his release.

“Mayor Langford should be at home with his family. He poses no threat to our community, and should be released given his rapidly declining health.”