parole board: Rick Snyder, an exceptional decision that made him eligible for release after 30 years in prison, according to Toronto Star. The parole board knew the 72-year-old wasn't a U.S. citizen and figured that federal authorities would take him off the state's hands. Prudencio Loyrafuls' life sentence for drug crimes was reduced in December by then-Gov. This undated photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Prudencio Loyraful. AP / Michigan Department of Corrections But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said no. The state of Michigan is placing the frail paroled prisoner in an assisted-living center at taxpayer expense after the federal government declined to deport him to Cuba, officials said. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.