- Event Start: 6th November 2019, 8:00pm
- Event Type:
Condemned in Innocence: Member of The Central Park Five
One of the 'Central Park Five', Richardson was wrongly convicted of the assault and rape of Trisha Meili in New York City in 1989. The case remains a paradigmatic example of racism in the US justice system, and at the time sparked vitriolic attacks against Richardson and his co-defendents, all of whom are non-white. The charges, which lacked any basis in physical evidence, were vacated in 2002. Richardson has since dedicated himself to advocating for criminal justice reform.
This event is made possible by Unlocked Graduates, a British charity that seeks to break cycles of reoffending by developing outstanding individuals to lead rehabilitation in prisons, and throughout society