Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio by Daryl Atkinson to talk about mass incarceration's impact on America. Atkinson is a senior staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners
democracynow wrote: http://democracynow.org - Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is set to sign into law a bill critics say will trample the free speech rights of prisoners. Last week, lawmakers openly said they passed the legislation as a way to target one of the state's most well-known prisoners: journalist and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in 1982 of killing of a Philadelphia police officer, but has long maintained his innocence.
Netflix US & Canada wrote: The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States."