Brooke Astor Son Anthony Marshall, 89, Freed in NY’s 398th Compassionate Release


In a case that has been cited by inmate advocates in arguing for freeing elderly, ailing prisoners, Anthony Marshall, 89, the son of legendary New York City philanthropist Brooke Astor, was granted compassionate release from prison yesterday after serving two months and one day of a maximum three-year sentence for stealing millions of dollars from his mother’s estate, the Wall Street Journal reports. The decorated Marine and former ambassador will remain under supervised parole through June 20, 2016, the date that would have been the end of his maximum prison term. Marshall has Parkinson’s disease, congestive heart failure, and a host of other medical conditions that have left him wheelchair bound and unable to care for himself, said one of his attorneys, Kenneth Warner. Through last month, 398 inmates have been granted release under the state Compassionate Release Program since it took effect in 1992.

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