Michael Reed Dorrough (Zaharibu) was falsely arrested and convicted in 1985. Now, at age 61, he is still imprisoned, held a prisoner at the California State Prison – Solano. Michael spent more than 25 years in solitary confinement for his political convictions. With this website we, friends of Zaharibu, show our support for his case for innocence. Zaharibu.org – MichaelReedDorrough.org
Since April 2015 Michael Reed (Zaharibu) Dorrough has been in prison for 30 years while innocent. Zaharibu is now 61. He is being kept in solitary confinement since 26+ years, due to his political views (New Afrikan), and his health is failing because of this stressful and highly unhealthy situation he is forced to live in.
Please read Michael’s story here, and please spread the word. We need Michael to go home, so that he can look after his mother and be with his family. Here you can download a flyer summarizing his case for innocence.
Michael was moved to an adjoining unit in April, because of being moved up to “step 3” in the “Step Down Program.”
We would like to know if there are attorneys or legal helpers or innocence organizations out there who could help us get Michael back into court. Thank you for your consideration.
Update from Michael Zaharibu Dorrough D-83611, from Nov 6th, 2014, from the prison hospital:
“Wanted to let you know that I was (finally) taken out to see the neuro-surgeon (doctor Rahimifar, he has a practice in Bakersfield). He decided against surgery for now. I must continue to wear the neck brace for another 2 weeks and another follow-up appointment in 2 weeks by tele-conference.
The doctor was surprized to see me, and that was the best proof of me not being taken out to the follow-up appointment last month was intentional. I am now just waiting to see what kind of treatment plan they will develop for me. Naturally I have no faith in them (or even honoring the follow-up tele-conference). Love to all.”