“The things we’re talking about with Sanders are things I’ve wanted my whole life.”
As the only man left on death row, an African-American in a state that is 93% Caucasian, sitting in the secure housing unit at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, he seemed far from the concerns of the candidates on stage.
40 years ago this month, Fred Clay was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. After 38 years behind bars, he’s telling his story and writing another chapter.
BINJ is examining how grassroots campaigns in Massachusetts and elsewhere are challenging policies related to parole, fighting to reduce the number of people sentenced to life without parole, and in many cases, having success and creating real change.
While we can use all the local push that we can get, we are thrilled that The Appeal and The Marshall Project—both leading sources of news and information regarding criminal justice and prisons—picked up the latest from BINJ and reporter Jean Trounstine.