Myon Burrell is free


Photo by Ben Hovland, used with permission.
Photo by Ben Hovland, used with permission.

Tuesday, December 15th 2020 was an HISTORIC day for racial justice in Minnesota.

From the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder…

Myon Burrell 34, who has spent the last 18 years of his life for a crime he insists he did not commit, may be home as soon as Tuesday night. The Minnesota Board of Pardons Tuesday voted unanimously to commute his life sentence to 20 years. Since he has already served 18 years, he will serve the remainder of his sentence on supervised release.”

“It was powerful and refreshing to hear that the panel of prominent legal experts who
undertook extensive review of Myon Burrell’s case echoed calls from Myon’s family and the
community for his immediate release,” said Nekima Levy Armstrong, who along with her
Racial Justice Network organization has worked to bring attention to this case.”

Many activists from Minnesota, and around the nation, have been working together to fight for Myon’s freedom for years. Efforts lead by Myon’s sister Ianna, have gained national attention and support through social media campaigns, rallies, and community gatherings to raise awareness about Myon’s innocence.


More information on Myon’s story, along with ways to support and continue the fight, can be found here: website

Myon will need our support as a community. Here is the link to his GoFundMe:


Free at last—Myon Burrell is coming home