Longest-Serving Female Inmate in U.S. Surprisingly Released After 49 Years

On Monday, Betty Smithey, the longest-serving female inmate in the U.S., was set free after spending 49 years in prison for the murder of a 15-month-old Phoenix girl in 1963. The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency determined that Smithey was no longer a violent or troubled woman, granted her an absolute discharge by… »8/15/12 11:00am8/15/12 11:00am