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

11. Michael Davis Africa – MOVE

Age: 62

Incarcerated since: 1978

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

Sentence: 30 years to life

Current prison: SCI Graterford, Pennsylvania

12. Joseph Bowen – former Black Liberation Army member

Age: 70

Incarcerated since: 1971

Convicted of: Murder of police officer, and later murder of two prison officers

Sentence: Life without parole

Current prison: SCI Coal Township, Pennsylvania

13. Veronza Bowers Jr – former Black Panther

Age: 72

Incarcerated since: 1973

Convicted of: Murder of US park ranger Kenneth Patrick

Sentence: Life

Current prison: Federal Correctional Complex, Butner, North Carolina

14. Fred ‘Muhammad’ Burton – former Black Liberation Army member

Age: 71

Incarcerated since: 1970

Convicted of: Murder of police officer, and later murder of two prison officers

Current prison: SCI-Somerset, Pennsylvania

Sentence: Life

15. Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald – former Black Panther

Age: 69

Incarcerated since: 1969

Convicted of: Murder of security guard and attempted murder of a highway patrol officer

Sentence: Two life sentences

Current prison: California state prison, Los Angeles County

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