Unfortunately, Max will not be with us tonight as his wife and partner in abolitionism suffered a medical emergency and has been hospitalized. Please keep Tribal Raine in your thoughts and prayers.
Tonight will host open phone lines and an open forum on the issue of legalized slavery and human trafficking. We will also share news related to the issue.
A couple of stories we will look at are as follows...
Pennsylvania was sued by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal over the withholding of medicine from prisoners by prison officials. Oral arguments were heard today in the case Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes.
Twelve students from Black Students United — a student-run umbrella organization representing the interests of black Cornellians — entered President Elizabeth Garrett’s office Tuesday to submit a letter outlining demands for the University to divest its endowment from interests based in prisons and mass incarceration.
California officials voted on Thursday to divert US$500 million to open new jails, replacing jail beds with medical and mental health beds. Criminal justice and civil rights activists protested the decision, which counters the purpose of the popular Proposition 47, passed last year to re-classify low-level felonies to misdemeanors and redirect funds to reduce recidivism.
The Ohio ACLU reported on a new trending issue within the jails that involves inmates being forced to pay fees during incarceration.
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