Puerto Rican nationalist out of federal prison

July 26, 2010 3:49:39 PM PDT
A controversial figure in Chicago's Puerto Rican community is now a free man after serving three decades in a downstate prison.

Carlos Alberto Torres came back to Chicago Monday afternoon. He spent 30 years behind bars for taking part in a nationalist movement that terrorized the city with bombings and other violent acts during the 1960s and 70s.

Monday, some members of the community gathered in the 2600-block of West Division to celebrate his release. They consider him a "political prisoner."

Torres is scheduled to return to his native Puerto Rico Tuesday.


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