Prison Radio / Feb. 13, 5-6pm / Free Russell Maroon Shoats!

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Featured on today’s program:

-An interview with Bret Grote. Grote is the lawyer for Russell Maroon Shoats, a US Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) from the Black Liberation Army. Russell Maroon Shoatz is a dedicated community activist, founding member of the Black Unity Council, former member of the Black Panther Party and soldier in the Black Liberation Army. He is serving multiple life sentences as a US-held prisoner of war.

-A live in-studio interview with Claude Herdhuin, the screenwriter for the documentary Lynne Stewart: An American Story

-Plus an update on the prisoner-led struggles against solitary confinement in Pelican Bay State Prison in California. These men led two long hunger strikes which spread to various prisons throughout the States. They have also filed a Federal lawsuit in order to seek real reform in where it concerns solitary confinement. The USA leads all nations on the use of solitary confinement, especially as an indefinite sentence and California leads all other States in the US. On Feb. 11, there was another hearing on this issue at the State’s legislature in Sacramento. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) banned testimony from any prisoners. Today we will read a banned press release from the Inside.

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