Prison Radio
Mumia Abu-Jamal

“A Podcast From Prison.”

A young man named Sekou from north Philadelphia broadcasts weekly from prison. He shares with his growing group of listeners his thoughts, his hopes, and his concerns. What concerns him? What concerns any of us: the point of young people in this city, and the daily flood of self-directed violence on Philadelphia streets.

What began his concerns? He said he was going to court one day and he saw a youth awaken on the street, roll up a sleeping bag, and slip it into his backpack. He was being transported to Phoenix, the state’s newest prison, when he noticed students walking to school who looked like zombies? His word: zombies. He was looking at the opioid crisis among school kids while he was in Graterford and Phoenix.

He worked with a group called Fathers And Children Together, known as FACT, for what the prison called the fact experience. His passions are to save black babies and children and thereby to change the world. FACT impacted his thinking and inspired him. You want to hear his podcast? Type in W8KUP_NOW, or Wake Up Now, an Instagram program. His on-air name is Sekou the Wolf. Air time: Saturday afternoons.

From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.

These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.