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

16. Ruchell ‘Cinque’ Magee

Age: 65

Incarcerated since: 1963

Convicted of: Aggravated kidnapping in 1970 courthouse break-out attempt in which Judge Harold Haley was killed

Sentence: Life without parole

Current prison: California Men’s Colony, San Luis Obispo, California

17. Ed Poindexter – former Black Panther

Age: 73

Incarcerated since: 1970

Convicted of: Murder of Omaha police officer Larry Minard

Sentence: Life

Current prison: Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln, Nebraska

18. Kojo Bomani Sababu (Grailing Brown) – former Black Liberation Army member

Age: 65

Incarcerated since: 1975

Convicted of: Murder of drug dealer, attempted prison escape

Sentence: Life

Current prison: USP Canaan, Pennsylvania

19. Kamau Sadiki (Freddie Hilton) – former Black Panther

Age: 65

Incarcerated since: 2002

Convicted of: Murder in 1971 of Atlanta police officer James Green

Sentence: Life

Current prison: Augusta State Medical Prison, Georgia

Below is a video of one of Ed Pilkington’s interviews with black liberation fighters still in prison. 

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