‘Politics Nation’: Sharpton talks to wrongly convicted ‘Central Park Five’

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On Thursday’s Politics Nation, Rev. Al Sharpton spoke with the four of the five men who as teenagers in the early 1990s were wrongly convicted of gang raping a white jogger in Central Park.

The men spent between 7 and 13 years in prison for the crime, before an imprisoned man came forward and confessed to the crime — a confession backed by DNA evidence.

The case, and Sharpton’s role in it, are recalled in a new documentary on the case.

The MSNBC interview also included Sarah Burns, who co-produced the documentary.