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March 21, 2013 by socialaction2014

As a young man, Chris served 4 years in the United States Armed Services only to return home and catch a case for petty theft. Chris was placed in the Indiana Reformatory to do his time. Chris was three months away from being released and was planning for his future. On February 1, 1985 during a shakedown, Chris and others witnessed another inmate being sprayed with mace, beaten with a bat while he is shackled. Inmates were yelling “they are going to kill him” chaos erupting in the prison cell that led to a riot. Although no lives were taken, no plans for a riot prepared, it was not premeditated. These young men were there and witnessed the inmate’s brutal beating first hand and felt for the inmate’s life as well as their own lives and fought back. His involvement in a 1985 prison riot turned his 4-year prison sentence into a 142-year sentence. Sign the Petition… Justice for Christopher Trotter:…

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