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Gabriel London

Filmmaker Says 'Houdini' Escapee's Sentence Is A Case For Prison Reform

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

Florida's "prison Houdini" Mark DeFriest will finally see freedom decades after his non-violent offense spiraled into a lifetime sentence. DeFries...

Can a Movie Get a Prison Escape Artist Freed? Gabriel London on "The Mind of Mark DeFriest"

Nell Minow | Posted 05.09.2015 | Crime
Nell Minow

Gabriel London is the director of the new documentary "The Mind of Mark DeFriest." It is the story of a man initially sent to prison for four years. He was later re-sentenced for a series of prison escapes remarkable in their frequency, audacity, and ingenuity.

Sebastian Murdock

Will 'Houdini Of Prison' Ever Escape Lockup? | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

Mark DeFriest is part MacGyver, part Houdini, and a complete failure at breaking out of prison, even after 13 tries, some of them quite comical. In...

On Prison Sentencing, Smarter Going Forward and More Forgiving Looking Back

Gabriel London | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Gabriel London

The term "smarter sentencing" is a funny one. I like that it suggests a predecessor type of sentencing that I imagine could be called "dumber sentencing" (or crueler) that has led us to this.

Sharing Strength and Sowing Seeds

Jeffrey B. Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey B. Swartz

I traveled to Haiti a few weeks ago for the second time since January's earthquake. I'm not so naive that I thought I'd find miraculous progress had t...

Final Act Begins in Copenhagen

Gabriel London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gabriel London

Today, the police helicopters hovering above Copenhagen have not rested and the scenes of baton beatings are flickering on screens everywhere tonight. And it's only Wednesday.

Copenhagen Protest Turns Violent, Hundreds Arrested (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN, December 12th--Anarchists launched cobblestones, explosives and homemade weapons during an an otherwise peaceful protest at the United Nat...

Don't Tell Us It Can't Be Done Campaign Spotlights China And Grenada (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are so many pieces to the puzzle of what is happening at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. As countries come to the ta...