Rubin "Hurricane" Carter’s prizefighting career was cut short by a New Jersey murder conviction and was wrongfully imprisoned for 19 years before the charges against him were dismissed. He later became an international campaigner for justice, but, due to prostate cancer, that ended this ( Sunday) morning at his home in Toronto. He was 76.


His story was told on the big screen with Denzel Washington and in the video in this post from Bob Dylan.