History May 05, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The forgotten radical black liberation fighters who are still in jail after 40 years

Ismail Akwei May 05, 2019 at 12:00 pm

May 05, 2019 at 12:00 pm | History

6. Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) – former Black Panther, Black Liberation Army member

Age: 66

Incarcerated since: 1971

Convicted of: Murders of police officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini

Sentence: 25 years to life

Current prison: Sullivan Correctional Facility, New York

7. Mutulu Shakur – associated with Black Panther party and other groups

Age: 67

Incarcerated since: 1986

Convicted of: Helping Black Panther Party member Assata Shakur escape from prison in 1979

Sentence: 60 years

Current prison: Federal Correctional Complex, Victorville, California

8. Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz – former Black Panther

Age: 74

Incarcerated since: 1970

Convicted of: Murder of Philadelphia police sergeant Frank Von Colln

Sentence: Life without parole

Current prison: SCI Dallas, Pennsylvania

9. Sundiata Acoli (Clark Squire) – former Black Panther, Black Liberation Army member

Age: 81

Incarcerated since: 1973

Convicted of: Murder of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster

Sentence: Life plus 30 years consecutively

Current prison: FCI Cumberland, Maryland

10. Chuck Sims Africa – MOVE

Age: 59

Incarcerated since: 1978

Convicted of: Third-degree murder of police officer James Ramp during Philadelphia siege

Sentence: 30 years to life

Current prison: SCI Dallas, Pennsylvania

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