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:
- 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.
- In 1987, he picked up additional charges of “Wanton Endangerment” and “1st Degree Assault,” which added another 18 years to his sentence.
- In October 1990, he was charged with “Assault on a Corrections Officer” four times, which added an additional 20 years onto his sentence.
- 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.
- 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.”