2013-05-29 17:15:28

Pennsylvania prisoner Russell Shoatz files civil rights lawsuit after being held in solitary confinement for nearly three decade

Attorneys for Russell Shoatz, a former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army, have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Shoatz is serving a sentence of life without parole for the 1970 death of a white Philadelphia police sergeant and has been held in solitary confinement for nearly 30 years. FSRN's Peter Rugh has more.


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