prison was the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina, James Brown
was inmate number 155413.
had several run-ins with the police in the summer of 1988, but the events on 24th
September ended up in a prison term.
Brown apparently entered an insurance seminar in Augusta Georgia, with a shotgun,
and then told everyone to leave. He then got into his pickup truck and tried to
evade police in a chase. He drove from South Carolina to Georgia. Police had shot
out three of his tires but he continued to drive. He stopped in a ditch. In his
defense, his wife told officers that Brown was on medication and was 'not in his
were claims that police acted unethically during events leading up to his arrest.
James brown said that he surrendered to a black officer, but then white officers
began breaking Brown's windows in his truck, so Brown, fearing for his life, took
off. The black officer supported Brown's version of the events.
Brown was sentenced to 6 years 6 months. He was released after 3 years.