Chiquitasode: Angola – Slavery by Another Name

On this chiquitasode, Cynthia welcomes Lincoln Mitchell and Ciji Jackson for a discussion on the largest maximum security prison in the United States: Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. They discuss the many similarities between the current prison and the former plantation, consider the responsibility & complicity of its current employees, and praise the men working in the law library. Correction: The Court of Appeals for the 5th District found that housing three death-row inmates in very hot cells without sufficient access to heat-relief measures violated the Eighth Amendment; however, air conditioning cannot be ordered as the type of relief because the Court found it was “unnecessary” to correct the violation. For more information see Ball v. LeBlanc, 792 F. 3d 584 (5th Cir. 2015).

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Albert Woodfox

Here are some articles on Albert Woodfox, including about him founding a chapter of the Black Panther Party and his 43 years in solitary confinement.


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