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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 03.09.2015 | 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.

Parole Commission Could Help 'Prison Houdini' Escape Life Behind Bars

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 02.16.2015 | Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as the prison Houdini might finally see freedom after more than 35 years — this time without an elaborate esc...

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 ...

Island Nations Fight For Survival At Climate Talks

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN — Declaring "it's a matter of survival," one of the world's tiniest nations, speaking for imperiled islands everywhere, took on globa...

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.

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...

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...