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TODAY   |  April 18, 2014

Man who didn’t serve in prison asks for clemency

The attorney for a Missouri man who is behind bars after a clerical error kept him from serving a 13-year prison sentence for armed robbery has asked for clemency.

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>>> an update on the story about mike anderson , the missouri man sentenced to 13 years of prison, then not jailed because of a clerical error. years later, he is behind bars after the state decided to make him serve his time for armed robbery . on thursday, his attorney formally asked missouri's governor for clemency, saying anderson is a beloved father and husband, and a pillar of his community. anderson himself spoke with nbc news.

>> the system failed. they did say i was incarcerated and i wasn't, and for them to say that, i've been in their computer at fulton for 13 years, so that means that i've been there for 13 years.

>> anderson 's attorney says granting clemency is morally, ethically, and legally justifiable.