In this image we see a photograph of Nathan Leopold at a press conference following his release from prison. Image on line, courtesy the University of Missouri-Kansas City (“Famous Trials”) website.


While Richard Loeb never really made good on his promise to make amends, while he was in prison, Nathan Leopold was sincere when he acknowledged the "enormity" of his crime.

He came to a much different end than his friend.

In one of the most profound stories of rehabilitation and contrition, in the history of American justice, Leopold wrote his autobiography (Life Plus 99 Years) and was released from prison on March 13, 1958. He had expressed intense remorse.

By the time of his release, Nathan had mastered 28 languages and had volunteered for all kinds of programs where he helped other people.

Rehabilitation, in the case of Nathan Leopold, significantly worked.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 01, 1999

Updated Last Revision: Jul 04, 2019

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