A new website was made for Greg Curry, who is serving a life sentence for his alleged role during the Lucasville riot of 1993. Greg went to trial because he knew he was innocent. Yet he was – just like others who went to court with their innocence claim – treated unfairly.
In Greg’s own words:
“With no idea of the political climate or the emotional climate of the southern Ohio area, I went, armed with my innocence. I wasn’t scheduled for trial first but I refused any delays, so I became the first accused rioter to be tried on murder charges. A case the state had to win. One inmate after another was put on the stand to “act out” on the prepared/prepaid lies that took 2 to 4 interviews with the prosecutor to manufacture.
Although some admitted felony behaviors during the riot including the star witness, Lou Jones who was in prison for murder and claimed to be an active member of the murder squad, yet wasn’t charged. In fact, he received and early release on his original murder conviction as a direct result of his testimony for the prosecution.”
Read the rest on Greg’s new site: this can be found here: Gregcurry.org
We added Essay 5 (October) and Essay 6 (November) of Staughton Lynd’s series Re-examining Lucasville here.
This site will be archived until further notice.
We added – following the Lucasville Amnesty site – the 4th essay of Staughton Lynd in the Re-examining Lucasville-series of essays leading up to the 20th Anniversary of the Lucasville uprising. Also added was the 21 Point Agreement following and ending the Lucasville uprising, under the heading Documents pertaining to the Lucasville prison uprising.
The British website 4WardEver Campaign UK (Supporting Campaigns for Justice) has made a page available for a summary, news and updates on the Lucasville prisoners, framed by the State:
About 4WardEver UK:
4WardEver UK was launched on 1st June 2006 by its founder, Tippa Naphtali, the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003.
Our purpose is to provide a one-stop-resource for profiles, news, event details, appeals, and more in relation to deaths in custody and other injustices in the UK and internationally.
Thank you 4WardEver for doing what you do.
We made a video telling the story of Keith’s innocence in the Lucasville prison uprising murders, how he did not inform on others and was therefore indicted on five murders, solely convicted on the word of snitch testimony of people lying in court for a deal with the prosecution.
The link to the video on KeithLamar.org is here or click on the YouTube image!
From the Fight Back program on Talktainment Radio, podcast on 27th of June 2012. Hasan talks about the Lucasville 5 being framed. Please click here to go to the MP3 to listen.