White Boy Rick now: Is Richard Wershe JR still in jail?

WHITE Boy is a 1980's true-crime documentary that was picked up by Netflix.

It focuses on the real-life story of Richard Wershe Jr. an undercover informant for the FBI who spent over 30 years in prison.

Who is White Boy Rick?

Richard Wershe Jr.,known as White Boy Rick, was born in July 1969 in Detroit.

Wershe's father Richard Sr. used to sell guns on the black market before becoming an FBI informant.

Richard Jr also became an FBI informant at the age of 14 and infiltrated a major drug gang.

With his help, FBI was able to make multiple busts, eventually leading to convictions.

At the age of 16, the FBI ceased to employ him as an informant.

A year later, in 1987, Wershe was arrested for possession of 8 kg (17.6 pounds) of cocaine and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

He was paroled in 2017 when his case was publicized but he was taken to Florida to serve five years for a car theft ring charge from 2008.

Where is White Boy Rick now?

After spending more than 30 years in prison, White Boy Rick was released.

He went back to his family and fiancee Michelle Macdonald whom he has been dating since middle school.

"We were very overwhelmed," she had told WXYZ at the time.

"Everything went as planned. (He's) happy, healthy and excited (and) emotional. All the things I guess you expect after 32 years."

Ever since he was released, Richard Jr has been an advocate for prison reform and works with Team Wellness to help ex-convicts.

He also works with a law firm to assist with criminal defence and civil rights violations.

"I don’t want my legacy to be White Boy Rick, I want my legacy to be what I do after I was released from prison, the changes I can help make to the justice system.

"The changes I can help Team Wellness make in our community," he told WYXZ.

When was White Boy Rick released from jail?

White Boy Rick was released from prison in Florida, on July, 20, 2020 having completed his sentence with credits for good behavior.

After serving a long sentence for a non-violent drug arrest, he revealed his plans on working to help others.

"What I went through, I can’t change I can’t take back. I made it out. I’m living good.

"I have a tremendous support team around me of family and friends. There will be more to come," he told the outlet at the time.

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