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Political Prisoner?

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Activist Eddie Hatcher remains in prison following his re-arrest on charges of kidnapping. Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs took hostages at the offices of the Robesonian to bring attention to the corruption of local law enforcement officers. Hatcher was acquitted in October of 1988, but re-arrested and has claimed he is a political prisoner. He believes there is a conspiracy against him and by holding him in Raleigh’s Central Prison’s “safekeeping” section as he awaits trial, state officials are trying to break him. Hatcher's personal history explored as he discusses his activism.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 38, November 23-29 1989, p7-8, 10