Tag: Death Row

Son of Murder Victim Pleads for the Black Man's Life as Texas Decides Today Whether or Not to Execute Next Week

The criminal justice system, which disproportionately incarcerates Black men, focuses less on rehabilitation and more on death and punishment. Mitesh Patel is pleading with the Texas Board of Pardons to spare the life of his father’s killer, Chris Young, a Black man, who after spending 12 years in prison has…

Innocent Black Man Freed After 30 Years on Death Row

By Julissa Catalan Glenn Ford, a Louisiana native, walked out of the state penitentiary in Angola a free man after being on death row for more than 30 years for a crime he did not commit. When asked by a CNN reporter, “How much of your life did you lose”…