The attorney for Elroy Phillips is determined to have his client set free for what has amounted to an egregious and distorted miscarriage of the law. Phillips, the 47-year old West Palm Beach resident, has already spent the better part of a decade in prison for what he says is a false conviction f ... More >>
Nestled in the corner of a nondescript and 1960's era cluster of retail stores on the southwest corner of Atlantic Boulevard and A1A, Brother Tuckers is a small establishment that might be seeing the end of days due to the inevitable spread of modern development. According to sources, the eight yea ... More >>
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 providedPhillips remains in a Kentucky prison on charges he can prove he didn't commit.April 6, 2001, is a day that has haunted Elroy "Eighty-Six" Phillips. That's the day West Palm Beach cops say they bought nearly a gram of coke from him outside an apartment building at 625 Eighth St. The ... More >>
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