Two Black Men in Florida Freed After 42 Years in Jail

Robert Valencia
Apr 2, 2019 - 6:00
Two Black Men in Florida Freed After 42 Years in Jail

In May 1976, then 34-year-old Clifford Williams and his 18-year-old nephew Hubert Nathan Myers were arrested, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison following the shooting of two women in a nearby apartment in Jacksonville. One of the victims died as a result. Forty-two years later, Williams and Meyers — now 76 and 61, respectively — were released after the state tossed their convictions, WFOX reported-->

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9 Replies to “Two Black Men in Florida Freed After 42 Years in Jail”

  1. Unbelievable! I hope they got a decent settlement to help them begin their lives again, though all the money in the world couldn’t right the wrong. I’m not sure if I’m more angry about the wrongful conviction, or more happy about the overturned convictions.

  2. I’m always conflicted with stories like this. Of course I’m elated that they are finally free, but at the same time justice failed them, and knew it. There should never be any incorrect convictions without proper representation…especially nowadays. But I get how it was, and still is with our people and the corrupt justice system.

  3. My heart is filled with joy to know that these men were exonerated! But like most, it hurts to know it had to take this long to get to this point. Still such a problem that the defendants in these kinds of cases are black and brown. Waiting for the day a fair trial leads to a fair conviction.

  4. Just think of the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of black men and women who were incarcerated because of racism and who died in prison or died because of prison. Lives lost, generations lost. The sleeping white Amerikkka is still slumbering but glad these two made it out alive. May God bless them and their families. (RIP Nipsy)

  5. Endless examples of our corrupt justice system. So many are wrongly incarcerated who will never be vindicated. Justice will not exist until there is justice for all.

  6. Hi I think this is so so Awesome as I am going through the same thing waiting on my husband For his Wrongful conviction Houston Texas no good lawyers and lying Witnesses they gave my husband 30 years hes BEEN incarated for 17 we are trying to get him home they have no DNA nor evidence on him they even dropped one of his cases in 2003 and never told us I found out through my husbands Harris county records iTS sad HOW the JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILS TO HELP .THANK YU LORD FOR LETTING THOSE MEN COME HOME KNOW PAY THEM WHAT YALL OWE THEM FOR THEIR LIVES BEING LOST GOD BLESS

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