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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., right, followed by Rev. Al Sharpton, center, Melissa Bell, left, mother of one of the Jena Six defendants Mychal Bell, emerge from a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Rep. John Conyers, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says that he will press the government for the release of Mychal Bell and for the Justice Department to take a hard look at “the miscarriages of justice that have occurred in Jena, Louisiana.”

Rev. Al Sharpton to meet today with Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco.