A federal inmate who has served 11 years on drug charges he says he didn't commit has convinced prosecutors to let him out of prison. Elroy Phillips refused to accept his fate after being sentenced to 30 years on charges of selling drugs to an undercover cop. He conducted records searches, hired a p ... More >>
A federal judge declined today to release a man from prison where he is serving a 24-year term on drug charges, despite the fact that prosecutors have agreed to drop the charges against him. Elroy Phillips will remain in federal prison in Miami while prosecutors and his defense attorney file a ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonPhillips, in prison in Kentucky, received the judge's ruling in the mail yesterday.A South Florida man sentenced to decades in prison for a minor drug charge will finally get his chance in court to prove he didn't commit the crime. U.S. District Court Judge Joan A. Lenard issu ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonPhillips at the Federal Medical Center prison in Kentucky.This week's cover story in New Times is on Elroy Phillips, a convict who says he has gathered the evidence from prison to show he's not guilty. If you've read the story and still aren't convinced, below are bits of the ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonPhillips says he won't take visitors because he doesn't want to see what prison does to them.If there's one thing that's clear right off about visiting a federal prison, it's how utterly depressing it is. The employees, the inmates, the visitors -- they all seem to be shufflin ... More >>
West Palm's "most notorious": Big fish or a small scapegoat in the war on drugs?