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Bryant Arroyo Speech for Fourth Annual Toxic Prison Conference

Bryant Arroyo

Fourth annual convergence, Fight Toxic Prisons, North Central College. I’d like to start off by saying that it is a great pleasure and honor to share in the fourth annual Fight Toxic Prisons convergence in… Full Transcript

NFL Players Adopt a Federal Prison

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

“Hashtag NFL players adopt a federal prisoner for President Trump’s pardon,” by Kerry Shakaboona Marshall. It was very noble of celebrity Kim Kardashian to visit the White House to meet with President Trump and plead… Full Transcript

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? An Introduction.” Does the title of this work seem provocative? If so, then good. That’s how it’s intended to be, for if the question is provocative, then what of the… Full Transcript

An Abolitionist Life

Mumia Abu-Jamal

What does it mean to call oneself an abolitionist? The word doesn’t mean today what it meant 150 years ago. Then, it meant an end to what some have called ‘America’s Original Sin’–Slavery. Today? Well,… Full Transcript

National Disaster and Prisoners

Charles Karim Diggs

Good evening. My name is Charles Karim Diggs. Once again, I’m at Graterford prison in Pennsylvania. My number is AK7945. I want to talk about, uh, the, the hurricane that’s going on in the country… Full Transcript

Public Health

Charles Karim Diggs

My name is Charles Karim Diggs, calling from, uh, Pennsylvania, Graterford prison. And, uh, this additional, uh, topic I would like to talk about public health. There is a public health problem in America, which… Full Transcript

August 8th

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Early morning. A time of rest, quiet and repose. On August 8th, 1978, only the early birds in search of worms were stirring. Also, cops assembled, heavily armed. They attacked the MOVE House in Powelton… Full Transcript

The Return Of The Missing Citizens

Charles Karim Diggs

“Return of the Missing Citizens: Why So Many Citizens in Prison?” American prisons, on any given day, have over 3 million or more women and men in jail. These prisons are local, county, statewide—also the… Full Transcript

Lifers Do Better On Parole

Omar Askia Ali

Statistics show that 85 to 90 percent of those incarcerated are in prison for economically related crimes, mostly due to poverty and lack of education and lack of employable skills. Moreover, the recidivism rate among… Full Transcript

Excerpt 2 from “The Making and Unmaking of a Criminal”

Ozzie Mannwright

Hello Prison Radio. This is Ozzie Mann Wright again. I’m coming at you from Summit County Jail. I am reading another excerpt from my upcoming book, “The Making and Unmaking of a Criminal.” I hope… Full Transcript