Waiting For My Turn

Reginald Lewis

The essay, titled "Waiting For My Turn" by Reginald Sinclair Lewis, recounts his ordeal of spending four decades in prison for a murder he claims he did not commit. Lewis describes a violent encounter with another inmate, Michael Tang Hawkins, who assaulted him, leading to a riot and Lewis being charged with murder. He alleges prosecutorial misconduct, including framing by the notorious Philly Prosecutor Roger King. Lewis highlights inconsistencies in witness testimony and the biased conduct of Correctional Officer Leroy Randolph. He criticizes the judiciary, particularly Judge Scott DiClaudi read less