The Black Panthers Still in Prison – After 46 Years, Will They Ever Be Set Free?

8/1/2018

Last week, Robert Seth Hayes, a black revolutionary imprisoned for 45 years for the murder of a New York City transit officer in 1973, was released from a maximum security prison in the United States. Nineteen black liberationists remain in prison, 40 or more years after they were convicted of violent acts related to the black liberation struggle in the United States. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and a popular reinterest in the Black Panther party, American policymakers and citizens are rethinking how to treat prisoners who are remorseful for the pain they caused, but who refuse to abandon their political convictions.

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The Guardian