Rubin "Hurricane" Carter @ Queen's University

posted by Brian Judge on Feb 05, 2011 in Prison TV Blog | 0 comments
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter @ Queen's University

Rubin Carter was ‘free and on fire’ when Prison TV caught up with him giving a passionate speech at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario about the American justice system. In 1966, at the height of his boxing career, Rubin Carter was wrongly convicted – twice - of a triple murder and imprisoned for nearly two decades. During the mid-1970s, his case became a cause celébrè for a number of civil rights leaders, politicians, and entertainers. He was ultimately exonerated, in 1985, after a United Statesdistrict court judge declared the convictions to be based on racial prejudice. Upon his release, Rubin moved to Toronto, Ontariointo the home of the group that had worked to free him. He worked on a new book, Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Untold Story of the Freeing of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter published in 1991. The former prizefighter was given an honorary championship title belt in 1993 by the World Boxing Council and served as director of the Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted.  

 


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