Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was at the height of his boxing career in the mid 1960’s, a top contender for the middleweight title. His life changed dramatically almost overnight when he was wrongly accused of a terrible crime (triple homicide), which he did not commit.
He was unfortunately found guilty by a biased jury and sentenced to three life sentences. Although extremely painful, Carter committed himself to never give up the last thing he had control of: himself.
“I am not and never will be powerless” was the declaration he made on his first day in prison.