70- Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) - Reality Test

Condemned: The Whole Story

This episode is a follow up to episode 69. You may wish to listen to episode 69 first, then this (episode 70).

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) has been sentenced to death by The State of Ohio for crimes that occurred during the Lucasville prison riots. 

Since 1993 - 21 years, some 7,655 days and counting - Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) has been held in solitary confinement for crimes, he claims, (and I Bryan Davis believe) he did not commit. Keith has not been held on death row with customary 'privileges', he has been in Solitary confinement, this is criminal, a wholly criminal act. I've no idea how Keith has managed to fight as long as he has, yet here he is, stating his case, telling his story. There are more men involved here, there are more stories, here is one...

Listen to this interview and follow through by visiting Keith's website, and I would urge you to read his book. 

Understand- Keith may soon be legally Murdered by The State of Ohio.

Listen, act.

- Bryan Davis

My journey through this life has been and continues to be a mystery. I remain eager to understand it. As a human being, my fundamental goal is simply to be free to walk in the sunshine without man’s ugly bars of oppression hindering my movement. I’m talking about freedom in the purest sense: To love, to live, to laugh, to struggle, to cry and – even – to die a free man. To be free… These long years in solitary confinement have not turned me around. I’m still moving straight ahead. I still believe in the human experience and in the notion that love is the only freedom.
— Keith LaMar
Condemned is powerful, first-hand account of the horrors rampant in our broken American criminal (in)justice system.
By Amy Gordiejew, Youngstown State University on February 19, 2014

This book will grip you at your very core. Not only does Keith LaMar lay out exactly why he is innocent of the charges for which he has spent 20 years in solitary confinement on Ohio’s death row following the 1993 Lucasville Prison Uprising, he forces you to grapple with how much State-sanctioned injustice we, as citizens, should be willing to sit back and quietly accept. It’s a book that begs to be read in one sitting, full of emotion and the horrific graphic details of life inside prison walls...
— Amy Gordiejew, Youngstown State University

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