Tonight on New Abolitionist's Radio we will be joined by Dawn Renee, the "Self Esteem Queen"- an educator, activist, poet and abolitionist- among other things. Sister Dawn will break down for us the situation in Adelanto, CA.- a town where they are facing a $2.6-million deficit and they are considering building a jail to house L.A. County inmates- this would be their 4th prison in a town of less than 35,000 citizens.
In the news,
Plaintiffs in two separate cases filed federal class action lawsuits against Ferguson and nearby Jennings, MO. over what they allege are municipal court systems that essentially operate as modern-day debtors’ prisons, targeting poor African-Americans for arrest and incarceration.
The New Abolitionists will tie those stories to a similar finding in a New York Times article detailing how jails have become warehouses for the poor, mentally ill and drug addicted.
In a recent Slate.com article Fordham Law School Professor John Pfaff thinks he's why so many Americans are incarcerated- his scientific findings have nothing to do with slavery. The New Abolitionists will have to take back control of the narrative.
Our Abolitionist in Profile will be Caroline Still Wiley Anderson, physician and educator (1849-1919).
Our exonerated profile is John Conover who spent two years in jail after being falsely accused of killing his neighbor with a baseball bat.
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