Prison issues

Alvaro Luna Hernandez

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery  When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.

2:50 minutes (2.6 MB)

Real Change

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 04/26/2009

Ras Danny, KBOO Programmer of Higher Reasoning Reggae Time joined Ruth in the studio to talk about what "change" really means for those in lockdown and how much better his life is after he decided to change and stay out of prison forever.

Be sure to check out the political prisoners program that aired on KBOO on Friday, April 24th.

Programs to look forward to: Blaque Butterfly, Dave of "Dave's Killer Bread," and volunteers who visit prisons in Oregon will be our guests soon.

27:34 minutes (12.63 MB)

Kenny Zulu Whitmore

program date: 
Sun, 04/26/2009

 

They call me Zulu...
From a letter written to  Jenka Soderberg...

30 miles from the nearest town, hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of  Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.

4:15 minutes (3.9 MB)

Janet Hollaway Africa

program date: 
Sun, 04/26/2009

MAY 13, 1985 BOMBING AND FIRE - Lt. Frank Powell prepares to drop the Bomb on innocent human beings! The Bomb - A Bomb that Killed - Murdered Women, Men and Children! 

Janet Hollaway Africa is a member of the "back to nature group" MOVE.

She and others were imprisoned with others who were accused of a 1978 Philadelphia police murder.

The forensics expert at the later MOVE Commission would absolve MOVE from any murder charges as the bullet was fired into the back of the officers head, away from the house.

1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Janine Phillips Africa says; "Revolution is not a word but an application"

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

Since this statement was written, Merle Austin Africa joined the ancestors. She died in prison, March 13, 1998.

1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Helen Woodson 61-year-old peace activist sentenced to fifty one months

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

 

Nov. 25, 2004 The Kansas City Star: MARK MORRIS  

"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."

1:54 minutes (1.74 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04/23/09

Air date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The Oregon Legislature is considering two bills that would modify Measure 11

With a budget in freefall and an economy that just keeps getting worse, Oregon lawmakers are turning to the $1.6 billion cost of enforcing Measure 11's mandatory sentencing requirements. Two bills currently being considered would look at reviewing a prisoner's mandatory sentence at the midpoint while another would raise sentences for first degree rape while lowering sentencing requirements for lesser levels. Are lawmakers too timid or going too far? Join Jo Ann and Dave as they discuss how lawmakers are rethinking Measure 11.

Everyone's forgiven. Let's move on

April 21, 2009

Here's your White House Chief of Staff, speaking on ABC this past Sunday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cvp-7YOtRI&feature=player_embedded

According to Rahm, it is the president's position that everybody involved in torture gets a free pass. The officials who dreamed it up, the lawyers who justified it, and the agents who actualy did the torturing. Because, you know, we're all about moving forward now and investigations and prosecutions would be unseemly.

-A

The torture memos

April 21, 2009

A little light reading. There will be a quiz.

-A

Jailhouse Lawyers: A review from OSP

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

Ruth reads a review of Mumia's new book "Jailhouse Lawyers" as told by Damon Lee Petrie, a prisoner/writer at OSP. 

There will be a Book Party on Friday, April 24th at 7 p.m. at the Bread and Roses Center. @ 819 N. Killingsworth St.

23:59 minutes (21.96 MB)
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