The ‘Hurricane’ Dies At 76

Rubine Hurrican Carter, an American boxer who was sent to jail for crimes he did not commit has died at the age of 76.

Rubin Carter speaking  of his experience at Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Mass. on March 24, 2011. - Michael Borkson

Rubin Carter speaking of his experience at Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Mass. on March 24, 2011. – Michael Borkson

Carter was sentenced to prison for murder in a case that became a symbol for racial injustice in the United States.

Carter spent 19 years in jail for three murders he did not convict in 1966 and was found guilty after a retrial in 1976.

His ordeal became the subject of Bob Dylan’s song Hurricane in in the 70s and earned Denzel Washington an Oscar nomination for his potrayal of Carter in a movie.