On July 12th, 1995, Lamar Johnson was wrongfully convicted for the murder of his friend. He has been fighting for his freedom for the last 27 years.
His innocence has already been established, yet he still remains wrongfully convicted and unjustly incarcerated. The ease of which it's possible to be convicted of a crime you didn't do is only eclipsed by the difficulty in receiving justice even after innocence is proven.
MADP along with partners like The Missouri Justice Coalition and Organization for Black Struggle STL support Lamar and his family, will continue to amplify his innocence, and have patience while legal processes designed to free him hopefully go forward.
(Photos: KC Star. Lamar Johnson, who St. Louis’ circuit attorney says was wrongly convicted in a 1994 murder. Pictured at the Jefferson City Correctional Center in Jefferson City on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Johnson, now 48, was convicted in part on the testimony of a jailhouse informant. Emily Curiel email@example.com)