Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin was sentenced to life imprisonment after he allegedly attempted to murder a Ku Klux Klan leader before hijacking a plane to Cuba. Whilst in prison he was supported by the Anarchist Black Cross and wrote Anarchism and the Black Revolution (1994). He has continued to struggle against the Prison Industrial Complex and other forms of state sanctioned racism after an international campaign led to his release after 15 years inside.
Lorenzo continues to be involved in the Black Autonomy Federation, and anti-fascist organizing. For more information about his life and work, see the Wikipedia entry for Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin with further links to biographical details.