By: Jacob Kaye, Queens Daily Eagle
Last year, Robert Webster was sitting in prison, facing the prospect of serving two more decades of his 50 year to life sentence. The Queens man had already served 34 years of that sentence, which he was given when he was 17 years old.
But on Wednesday, Webster was on a bus headed to Albany to receive a proclamation from state lawmakers recognizing work he’s done to give back to his community in the days, weeks and months since his unlikely and unexpected release from prison in October.
“It felt good to be acknowledged for the work that I came out here to do,” Webster told the Eagle. “But it’s really for the people that I left behind.”