LONGTIME LOUISIANA PRISONER WHO MAINTAINED HER INNOCENCE DIES LESS THAN TWO YEARS AFTER HER RELEASE

TheAppeal.org Roxanna AsgarianĀ  Nov 25, 2019 The poor healthcare that Bobbie Jean Johnson received during her more than 40 years in prison contributed to her death, family members say. In February 2018, 40 years after Bobbie Jean Johnson was sent to prison, she was set free. Bobbie Jean was 19 when she was arrested for … Continue reading LONGTIME LOUISIANA PRISONER WHO MAINTAINED HER INNOCENCE DIES LESS THAN TWO YEARS AFTER HER RELEASE

Featured

Incarceration in America

I spent three years teaching young men between the ages of 16 and 18 in a public high school run by the New York City Department of Education on Rikers Island, one of the world's largest penal colonies. Because Rikers is a jail, all of my students were awaiting trial. Most of them had been … Continue reading Incarceration in America