Rubin Hurricane Carter Rubin Hurricane Carter (May 6 1937 April 20 2014) was an American/Canadian middleweight boxer who was wrongfully convicted of murder and later freed via a petition of habeas corpus after spending almost 20 years in prison. In 1966 police arrested both Carter and friend John Artis for a triple-homicide committed in the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson New Jersey. Police stopped Carters car and brought him and Artis also in the car to the scene of the crime. On..
Rubin Carter Photo Gallery: Former middleweight contender Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, dropped by Muhammad Ali's hotel suite, to thank the heavyweight champ for his efforts in getting Carter a new trial. 1976
Rubin Carter (1937-2014) Boxer. At the height of his career he was twice wrongly convicted of a triple murder and was imprisoned for nearly two decades. He was released in 1985 after a Federal judge overturned his convictions and Carter went on to become an activist for the wrongly convicted.
‘Hurricane’: For Bob Dylan, Rubin Carter fight was personal
‘Hurricane’: For Bob Dylan, Rubin Carter fight was personal. Dylan took up the cause of Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, playing the song constantly during his Rolling Thunder tour in 1975. But it was almost a decade before Federal Judge H. Lee Sarokin finally set Carter free — making almost the same argument as Dylan.