Michelle Carter released from prison


DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — After serving a little less than a year for involuntary manslaughter, Michelle Carter was released from prison Thursday morning.

Carter, 23, was escorted out of the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth by a pair of correctional officers just before 9:30 a.m.

Carter earned good-time credits while behind bars and was granted early release. She was a “model inmate,” according to the office of Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.

She was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty of urging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III to take his own life through a series of calls and text messages back in 2014.

The case garnered national attention and sparked legislative proposals in Massachusetts to criminalize suicide coercion.

The sheriff’s office said Carter attended a variety of programs, from religious to vocational, and held a job at the women’s prison.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear her appeal.

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