Hi Reddit, My name is Keith LaMar (aka Bomani Shakur). I was sentenced to death in 1995 by the State of Ohio for crimes I did not commit, and I have been held in solitary confinement for over 20 years. My case has now reached the final stage of th...
In 1995, I was sentenced to death on charges related to the 1993 prison uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, even though there was no physical or forensic evidence linking me to the murders that occurred during the uprising. In fact, prosecutors actually withheld critical evidence (confessions, indictments, etc.) in the case that could have proven that I was innocent of the charges brought against me.
I recently wrote a book titled, Condemned, that gives my account of what happened during and after the Lucasville Uprising: http://www.amazon.com/Condemned-whole-story-Keith-LaMar/dp/1483961710/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390788087&sr=8-1&keywords=condemned%3A+the+whole+story
Here is a website that helps to explain my situation: http://keithlamar.org/
My supporters are also trying to produce a documentary that will tell my story, and they are fundraising for it here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/justice-for-keith-lamar-a-short-documentary
Edit: We are ending now. Thanks for your time. I have to give the phone back soon, so we're finishing up now. I really want to take the time to thank you all for sending me your questions. I'm very impressed and humbled by the fact that there are so many people that care. It's my hope that you guys will take the time to read my book, to learn more about my story, and join me in my fight to stay alive. I have no idea how or when all this madness will end, but I'm grateful to be alive and to still be on this side of reality. If any of you are discouraged by where you are in your own life, I really want to encourage you to believe that the best possible things are still possible, and that even in the worst situations, that there is something inside of us that can help us rise to the occasion. Never give up.