Franzese spent 35 years of a 50-year sentence for bank robbery behind bars and at the grand age of 100 has finally been released from the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, in a wheelchair just before noon.
He was picked up by two men in a white Land Rover. He was dressed in a gray sweatshirt and appeared noticeably thinner than in the past.
He did his time, and is now facing life on the outside as a centenarian, having outlived virtually everyone else in the case that cost him a third of his life.
Three of his co-defendants, his attorney and the judge who sentenced him in the bank-robbery case are all dead.