John Phillip Walker Lindh (born February 9, 1981) is an American citizen who was captured as an enemy combatant during the United States' 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. He is now serving a 20-year prison sentence in connection with his participation in Afghanistan's Taliban army. He was captured during the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, a violent Taliban prison uprising where American CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann was killed.
Sara Jane Olson, formerly Kathleen Ann Soliah (born January 16, 1947), was a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in the 1970s. She grew up in Palmdale, California, the daughter of Palmdale High School teacher and coach Martin Soliah. She has lived most of her life under the alias Sara Jane Olson, which is now her legal name. In 2001, she pled guilty to two counts of possessing explosives with intent to murder stemming from her SLA activities in the 1970s.
Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook on April 24, 1954) is an American convicted murderer, sentenced to death for the December 9, 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. He has been described as "perhaps the best known Death-Row prisoner in the world", and his sentence is one of the most debated today. Before his arrest he was a member of the Black Panther Party, an activist, part-time cab driver, journalist, radio personality, news commentator and broadcaster.
Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a retired American boxer. He was the undisputed heavyweight champion and remains the youngest man ever to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He won the WBC title at just 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old, after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round.
Samuel D. Waksal (born 8 September 1947) is the founder and former CEO of the biopharmaceutical company ImClone Systems, which developed the drug Erbitux (cetuximab). In the course of an insider trading scandal, he was convicted of several white collar crimes, served time in federal prison, and has now been released.
Michael Lawrence Tyler, better known by his stage name Mystikal, (born September 22, 1970) is an American rapper who grew up in the 12th Ward near Tchoupitoulas Street of New Orleans, and currently lives in Prairieville, LA. In 2003, Mystikal pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion. He recently served a six-year prison sentence in the Louisiana State Prison system. He was released January 14, 2010.
Earl Edwin Pitts (born September 23, 1953) is a former FBI special agent who, in 1996, was arrested at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Pitts was charged with several offenses, including spying for the Soviet Union and Russia. In February 1997, he pled guilty to conspiring and attempting to commit espionage in exchange for a reduced prison sentence.
José Padilla (born October 18, 1970), also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir or Muhajir Abdullah, is a United States citizen convicted of aiding terrorists. Padilla was arrested in Chicago on May 8, 2002, and was detained as a material witness until June 9, 2002, when President George W. Bush designated him an illegal enemy combatant and transferred him to a military prison, arguing that he was thereby not entitled to trial in civilian courts.
John Murrell (also spelled as Murel and Murrel)(1806?-1844), a near-legendary bandit operating in the United States along the Mississippi River in the mid-nineteenth century. Convicted for his crimes in Circuit Court of Madison County, Tennessee, Murrell was incarcerated in the Tennessee State Penitentiary from 1834 to 1844. According to prison records, he was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia and raised in Williamson County, Tennessee.
Kwame Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the former mayor of Detroit, Michigan. When elected at the age of 31, he was the youngest mayor in the history of Detroit. Kilpatrick's mayorship was plagued by numerous scandals and rampant accusations of corruption, with the mayor eventually resigning after being charged with ten felony counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice.
Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC (born August 28, 1938), also known as Paul Martin, Jr. , is a Canadian politician who was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada, as well as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. On November 14, 2003, Martin succeeded Jean Chrétien as leader of the Liberal Party and became Prime Minister on December 12, 2003. After the 2004 election, his government retained power though it was reduced to a minority government.