Fulton Washington

Artist, and the subject of the documentary "Mr. Wash"

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Fulton Washington on KCRW

The Senate passed The First Step Act on Tuesday, which includes the most substantial changes in a generation to the federal prison system and sentencing laws.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 1997, Fulton Washington was sentenced to life in prison for non-violent offenses. He says he was wrongfully convicted. In prison, he taught himself how to paint.

Prison inmate paints Obama, gets clemency some 20 years later

In 1997, Fulton Washington was sentenced to life in prison for non-violent offenses. He says he was wrongfully convicted. In prison, he taught himself how to paint.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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