The 5 men arrested for the attack spent between 6 and 12 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. This event could have influenced Harper Lee because in the book it is a white lawyer defending a black man for rape charges and the same kind of thing happened in real life with the central park five. The five men who were tried in court sued the city of New York in 2003 for malicious prosecution, racial discrimination, and emotional distress. The case was settled in 2014 for $41 million. Later in 2014 the 5 men are trying to get another $52 million from the state of New York.
Eddie Griffin was released under Proposition 36. For instance, from a young Griffin has been introduced to alcohol and drugs and was dependent on it since drugs and alcohol can become very addicting and he was later,convicted because of possession of crack cocaine. After 13 years in prison he reformed himself went to rehab and became a model inmate. He now lives a clean life and supports other three strikes in a peer support group called “Hope for Strikes”. Charles Ramirez was arrested under the three strike law for stealing a car radio and was sentenced to life.
He began to use heroin and became obsessed with the stealing business. China Joe spent pretty much half of his life in jail after the fifth grade. After his final arrest on a burgarly charge, Joe finally realized he needed to do something different with his life and had to stay away from prison. He was released by a judge to work on the streets for Cure Violence. Cure Violence is an organization that tries to help out individuals to understand that the can change for the better, and can still do something good in their life.
Jared Fogle is serving a 15-year sentence for child porn and sex crime charges, he was attacked and left bloodied by a fellow inmate in the prison yard on January 29. According to documents obtained by TMZ, another inmate confronted the 38-year-old in a yard at the Federal Correctional Institute in Englewood, Colorado before “unloading a barrage of punches." Documents report that “[Steven] Nigg, who’s in for a weapons charge, left Fogle with a bloody nose, swollen face and scratches on his neck.” The 60-year-old man, who walked away from the fight with a small cut to his left hand, was placed in solitary confinement. The man 's family told TMZ they 're not surprised he attacked Fogle because he had been angry about the amount of child
In 2004, 19-year-old Ryan Ferguson spent his days locked in a Missouri jail doing curls with a five-gallon coffee jug until he couldn’t feel his arms. The scrawny, basketball-obsessed teenager had been charged in the murder of Columbia Tribune sports columnist Ken Heitholt, based almost entirely on the testimony of Ferguson’s former friend who had dreamed that the pair were somehow involved. Ferguson was convicted despite no physical evidence against him and sentenced to forty years in maximum-security prison. For almost a decade he and his family fought for his innocence, until 2013 when his conviction was finally vacated. Ferguson’s true-life nightmare is chronicled in the documentary dream/killer, which screened last month at the Tribeca
He also got charged with fine years imprisonment with a minimum of three years without parol. It was extremely hard for him to cope with the pain. In some ways being sent to a correctional facility may very well have been better for him than being at home seeing his family as they were, but at the same time every second he was awake he was reminded of the night because he was living in a prison surrounded by other criminals. Daniel had to live the rest of his life with the debt he got himself in to on the night of August 27th. “Daniel, his card moods, his jealous rages, his long periods of brooding and his complete lack of accountability: he took so much from so many.” (pg 272) Overall, The Story of Tom Brennan is a novel about pain and suffering and virtually every main character in it feels some degree of it.
A Lesson Before Dying Review Nine several weeks ago I finished reading through A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. I initially gave it a four-star rating since i felt it had been missing in showing Jefferson’s side from the story. For those who have never read A Lesson Before Dying, the storyline is all about a youthful guy who had been in prison for killing a liquor store owner throughout a robbery and it was performed. Jefferson is really a youthful guy who 's referred to to be “slow” and who follows two teenagers in to the liquor store. Jefferson claims that certain of these two males was the one which wiped out the liquor store owner.
MILLERSBURG — Despite a plea for leniency expressed by the victim, a Sugarcreek man was unable to overcome a long history of criminal convictions and a bond violation when a Holmes County judge on Wednesday sentenced him to prison for making unwanted phone calls and threats to several members of a family over a period of months. David Lamar Schrock, 43, of 2578 State Route 39, previously pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to two counts of telephone harassment and one count of menacing by stalking. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to dismiss two additional counts of telephone harassment and three counts of menacing by stalking. The charges are made more serious because Schrock was convicted, in January 2016,
Once back home, Clum faced many demons without help. He began to depend on alcohol, which led to his two DUI’s that landed him in jail where he tried to commit suicide. While in jail he heard about vet courts and immediately wanted to join the program. From the courts he got stabilizing medication, got to work as a volunteer
1960s. During this time in the United States, African Americans experienced and were treated unfairly because of their race. Malcolm X’s father was killed by white supremacists. When Malcolm X was in junior high school, his white teacher told him that he could not be a lawyer and should be more “realistic” and be a carpenter. After eighth grade, Malcolm continued a life of crime.
Betrayal can leads to Change In the novel “Flight”, Sherman Alexie goes through the life of Zits, a boy who had lost his mom when he was 6 years old by cancer and knows that his father was indian and left when he was born. Having lost both parents, had made his life a total mess. He runs away from his foster homes, gets drunk, steals and gets caught by Dave, the police officer who almost always catches him. Dave knows almost everything about zits and has given him many chances to put his life together. He meets Justice, who is a 17 year old boy who teaches zits how to be violent and messes everything up.
Albert Yu was raised in San Fierro, his mother was a nurse and his father was a crack addict. Albert Yu was a student when his father got taken to jail for drug trafficking. He saw how pathetic his father was when he was taken away and didn 't want to be like him, so he studied hard and graduated from high school. He saw an opportunity to further his studies in Los Santos with his mother and took the chance. Life was rough for their first year.
There are times that “treatment” of mentally ill inmates crosses the line to abuse. Kevin Demott a 19-year-old prisoner in Michigan has had a long troubled history of bi-polar disorder. He first entered the correctional system at the age of 13, when he was caught trying to rob a pizza restaurant with a toy gun. By the time he was 15, he was placed in an adult prison for breaking several rules including assaulting a guard. In January of 2011, Kevin while in solitary confinement, was found banging his head against the wall until he was severely bleeding.
Every single week, someone famous has broken the law. Lindsey Lohan, a well know actor and singer/songwriter, spent 84 minutes in jail after driving drunk and in possession of cocaine. She was originally sentenced to four days behind bars. She spent 84 minutes in jail before she was released. A normal person driving drunk would spend at least six months and a fine of 1,000 dollars.
A 12-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister were sentenced to 40 years in an adult high-security prison, for convicting a murder. To someone who doesn’t look at the age of these kids 18 years does not even seem long enough for murdering someone, but when you think about a child who just started middle school and is going to be in a jail with older criminals who have been committing crimes there whole life they are put in a traumatizing event that will have high consequences in the future. Like many children, these kids have problems with themselves or in their life that they couldn’t get help. While committing the crime the kids probably didn’t even realize what they were doing or what the consequences could be. These kids like are other kids who are put into high-security prison have no chance of fixing their life once they get out and are 45 times more likely to become super predators and commit worse crimes in the future.