Rubin Carter dies aged 76

Rubin Carter the fighter who’s wrongful conviction inspired a Bob Dylan song has died ages 76. Carter spent 19 years in prison before the charges against him were dismissed on grounds of prosecutorial misconduct.

He wrote two autobiographies, was the inspiration behind a Bob Dylan song and was the subject of a movie.

Carter, placed in the correctional system at 11, spent much of his youth behind bars. But he maintained that he was always free. As he said in a 1977, “they can incarcerate my body but never my mind.”