Category Mass Incarceration

Philadelphia man acquitted of ’91 murder in less than an hour after retrial Innocence Project

Philadelphia man acquitted of ’91 murder in less than an hour after retrial Innocence Project – “We are extremely relieved that this very long nightmare is finally over for Mr. Wright and his family. DNA testing proved not only that Mr. Wright is absolutely innocent but also that law enforcement fabricated evidence against him,” said […]

PressTV-For 35 yrs in prison without conviction

PressTV-For 35 yrs in prison without conviction – A mentally ill African American man has spent more than three decades in the US state of Texas without conviction, a defense attorney says. Jerry Hartfield, 59, has been jailed for over 35 years despite his original murder conviction being thrown out from being found guilty, defense […]

What Should be Done About Rikers Island’s Dark Fugitive Slave History? – CityLab

[Uploaded on Aug 4, 2011 –> An artificial island, a solid waste landfill, Rikers is the world’s largest penal colony. Incarcerating over 130,000 NY’ers a year, Rikers is a key component to the NYPD’s community policing strategy. Arrest a lot of young people, build long rap sheets, and keep people moving through the system with […]

Jeffrey Sterling vs. the CIA: An Untold Story of Race and Retribution | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

As early as 2000, Sterling was reaching out toward Capitol Hill about his concerns. He received a positive response from House member Julian Dixon (D-Calif.), a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, who expressed interest in pursuing the matter of racial discrimination at the CIA and contacted the agency about his case, Sterling says. […]

4th World Radyo: The Hidden American Gulag: TheAngryindian Speaks with George Mallinckrodt | APNS Public Radyo

Summary:  TheAngryindian speaks with US Psychotherapist and Prisoner Rights Advocate George C. Mallinckrodt, (georgemallinckrodt.com / Twitter – @GeoMallinckrodt) author of ‘Getting Away With Murder: A True Story‘ (2014) based on the tragic and violent death of Darren Rainey, a mentally-challenged state of Florida prison inmate who was literally ‘cooked to death’ while in custody as a punishment by vindictive […]

Police: Maybe Freddie Gray Severed His Own Spine! | Crooks and Liars

A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post. The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray […]

Baltimore Police Union Boss Inflames Tension With ‘Lynch Mob’ Remark; ‘Rough Ride’ Alleged – The Root

Ryan heaped fuel on an already tense situation when he said protesters were acting “like a lynch mob,” as he vigorously defended the police officers involved in Gray’s brutal arrest that resulted in his death. William Murphy, the Grays’ lawyer, demanded an immediate apology. Murphy told the Sun that it’s unfathomable that Ryan could call […]