About Michael Reed Dorrough
This is the story of Michael Reed Dorrough, or Zaharibu, as he is known among his friends and loved ones. He was falsely arrested in 1985, and has been in prison in California ever since. He has always maintained his innocence.
With this website we, Friends of Zaharibu, show our support for his case for innocence.
We have also created a Facebook profile page for Zaharibu that we manage to keep in contact more easily with his family and friends, supporters.
Michael spent more than 26 years in solitary confinement before being moved to a more general population-unit following the class action settlement of 2015.
“Isolation can really crush your spirit,”
he wrote once, when asked about his experiences in solitary confinement.
Michael Reed Dorrough D83611
P.O. Box 4000
Vacaville, CA 95696-4000
Here is a common equation for wrongful convictions: inaccurate eye witness testimony fumbled forensic identification controlled by the local police department. Little to no public review or police admission on how this happened in the first place. Virginia man released from prison.
The murder trial that rocked Bedford County more than three decades ago is once again making national headlines.
From The Innocence Project: (Albany, NY — April 10, 2017) – The New York Legislature has passed the FY18 budget that incorporated reforms which will greatly reduce wrongful convictions. Specifically, these changes will mandate law enforcement to record interrogations and adopt standardized best practices for conducting police lineups, and respective safeguards to prevent false confessions and […]