Boxer known as the Hurricane who was wrongfully convicted for murders he didn't commit. He compiled a career record of 27-12-1 before serving nearly 20 years in prison.
He escaped Juvenile detention by joining the Army at the age of seventeen.
Folk musician Bob Dylan wrote a famous protest song about his trials and sufferings called Hurricane.
He was the fourth of seven children, but became estranged from all of his family during his wrongful stint in prison.
Denzel Washington played him in The Hurricane, a 1999 film directed by Norman Jewison.