Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl

Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl

Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl is from Gary, Indiana. He was wrongfully convicted in 1992 as the “Shotgun Killer”. He spent 18 years on death row before being acquitted in 2011 of both his death row sentences. He is now doing 160 years.

During his time in prison, he has developed an impressive body of work in spoken word poetry, essays, raps, and visual art. View his visual art at dieartwork.com – this link also shares an article objectively questioning Obadyah’s innocence (see top of page).