A Story of Racial Bias, the Absence of Mercy, and a Death in Prison

If South Africa can sign a new democratic Constitution and Pakistan can take steps toward a ban on flogging, surely, the state of Alabama, in the United States of America, can learn from its lamentable past and embrace modest principles of human rights. I hope so, for the sake of Philip Chance.http://eji.org/news/sentenced-as-teen-phillip-chance-dies-in-prison-despite-exemplary-record

Excerpt

This is what Mass Incarceration Does.

The Case,

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3448328751265729867&q=alabama%20v%20engler&hl=en&as_sdt=206

Forty-five years after Phillip Chance traveled from his home in Detroit, Michigan, to visit family in rural Choctaw, Alabama, he died last week in an Alabama prison.

During that visit in 1971, 15-year-old Phillip Chance and his older brother went with their cousin to a local convenience store, where their cousin robbed and killed the store clerk.the case itself, he was put in prison with the older male population.

 You will see words like, chain gang, hitching post, Scottsboro boys, a case before his were the black boys were innocent, but Incarcerated anyway.

Judge Jones Concluded below: E.g.;

If South Africa can sign a new democratic Constitution and Pakistan can take steps toward a ban on flogging, surely, the state of Alabama, in the United States of America, can learn from its lamentable past and embrace modest principles of human rights. I hope so, for the sake of Philip Chance.

Last week Mr Chance died in Prison age 59. Lack of medical care.

Source, Equal Justice Initiatives, EJI, is a private, non profit Organization, that challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for equal treatment, in the Criminal Justice System, and create hope for marginalized communities.

​ Mr. chance family, he was a model prisoner. Denied denied and denied until he died. 

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