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The process of commutation provided a second chance for a prolific Portland burglar, but his case is now a 'tragic representation of our system.'

The process of commutation provided a second chance for a prolific Portland burglar, but his case is now a 'tragic representation of our system.'

He was sentenced to six years in prison for a break-in plan, but he left last June due to a COVID-19 commutation.

After his release, the 66-year-old Tillman did not check in for months with his county supervision officer as required. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for his no-shows.

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