Inmate fabricated claims of torture for 'movie, book deals'

Shaw planned to find fresh inmates who would be willing to falsely say they were tortured


By Rummana Hussain
The Chicago Sun-Times

Ricky Shaw was an El Rukn and Melvin Jones was a leader of the Gangster Disciples when the convicted felons met at Cook County Jail's Division 1 in 1987.

But despite their memberships in different gangs, the two struck up a friendship and often ate their morning meals together, Shaw testified Monday.

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