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Second Chance: Man shocked by modern prices after prison release

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MISSOULA -

Imagine spending 23 years behind bars for a crime you did not commit. 

That's what happened to Fred Lawrence and Paul Jenkins. They were sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of 34-year-old Donna Meagher, a mother of two living in East Helena. 

While they are happy to be out, Fred tells us he's struggling to adjust to modern life and modern prices. 

"Cigarettes cost $8," he said. "I don't smoke now, but I mean, $8?! When I was out here last time I could have bought a carton for $8."

Thanks to the work of the Montana Innocence Project, Fred and Paul were released earlier this spring. Fred sat down with us exclusively to talk about the struggles of adjusting to life on the outside and the shockingly few resources available to those released from prison. 

More honest truths from Fred and his legal team in a special report. Catch "Second Chance," a special report on our ABC stations or Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m. on KULR-8 News in Billings. 

You can now catch it online here:

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