Arthur Bremer, the man who shot Alabama Governor George Wallace during a presidential campaign stop in May 1972, is scheduled to be released Friday from the Maryland state prison system.
An e-mail from an automated victim-notification system provided by the Maryland Governor's Office set Bremer's release date as Friday, although it noted that the date may change depending on a number of unspecified factors.
Wallace, who died in 1998, was paralyzed and abandoned his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination after he was wounded in the shooting in Laurel, Maryland. Three other people were also injured.
Bremer, now 57, has served about 35 years of a 53-year sentence. He earned his release through good behavior and by working jobs in prison. He is incarcerated at a medium-security prison in Hagerstown, Maryland.