Tonight is the Oct 24, 2018 broadcast of New Abolitionists Radio, a program that focuses on connecting the dots that lead to legalized slavery and human trafficking by way of the 13th Amendment.
Mike Africa of the MOVE organization that was based in Philidelphia was paroled from prison this week, just one of among over 100 political prisoners held in the United States. His release comes almost one year after his wife, Debbie Sims Africa was released.
We are just weeks away from Colorada becoming one of the first states among other states that have language in the State Constitutions that mirror the exception clause of the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution that allows for slavery as a punishment for crime, to remove that clause if Amendment A passes in upcoming elections.
Siwatu-Salama Ra is a 26 yr old mother and community organizer was sent to prison after a jury found her guilty of charges stemming from her defending herself and family from an attacker with her licensed firearm that was unloaded even though no one was shot or injured. Don’t hold your breath waiting on the NRA to advocate for her.
Inmates facing murder charges for the fatal uprising at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center attacked the thoroughness and credibility of the state police investigation into the riot Tuesday. Prisoners at Delaware’s James T. Vaughn Correctional Center wrote an open letter to the warden and department of corrections, which includes a list of 22 requests addressing various problems at the facility which caused the uprising in the first place.
Defense attorneys allege that prosecutors engaged in a widespread practice of obtaining recordings of attorney-client phone calls in violation of their clients’ constitutional rights and resulted in a woman being released early from prison. This story raises the same concerns of prisoners in Pennsylvania over attorney-client confidential communications.
Up to 4,000 California inmates serving life sentences for nonviolent convictions under the 3 Strikes law will have a chance at parole following the state’s decision to let stand a judge’s ruling saying those prisoners are eligible for freedom under a voter-approved law.
Tonight’s Rider Of the Underground Railroad is Valentino Dixon, who spent 26 years in prison after being found guilty of murder which he did not commit. One of the students who worked on his case said she will never look at prisoners the same.
Our abolitionist in profile is Richard Allen (February 14, 1760 – March 26, 1831). He was one of the founders of the Free African Society (FAS), a non-denominational mutual aid society that assisted runaway victims of slavery and free Black migrants to the city of Philadelphia.