5 facts about Fleece Johnson, aka ‘Booty Warrior’

Fleece Johnson aka Booty Warrior(Photo Sources: Kentucky Department of Corrections and YouTube Screenshot)
Fleece Johnson aka Booty Warrior(Photo Sources: Kentucky Department of Corrections and YouTube Screenshot)

News of the upcoming release of Fleece Johnson, known as the “Booty Warrior,” in September has caught the attention of social media. Many are asking how a man who admitted on camera that he raped multiple male inmates while in prison can be paroled. Here are a few facts about inmate Jerome Fleece Johnson that are even more shocking:

  1. Fleece Johnson was imprisoned for armed robbery on  July 26, 1979 at Kentucky State Penitentiary, a maximum security facility. His original sentence was 10  years.
  2. In 1987, he picked up additional charges of “Wanton Endangerment” and “1st Degree Assault,” which added another 18 years to his sentence.
  3. In October 1990, he was charged with “Assault on a Corrections Officer” four times, which added an additional 20 years onto his sentence.
  4. From 1981 to 2013, he was up for parole 13 times after serving a minimum of 20-50 percent of his sentence for his various crimes. His parole was deferred by prison officials because of his behavior while incarcerated.
  5. On July 28, 2015, a hearing recommended he be paroled with a proposed release date of September 1, 2015. At the age of 57, his “Risk Assessment Rating” is listed as “Low.”
Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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