Panel Discussion on Mass Incarceration at the National Lawyers Guild Law for the People Convention

September 15, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |



A panel titled, “Furthering the Movement to Stop Mass Incarceration” was held on September 6, 2014 at the National Lawyers Guild Convention in Chicago.

Presenters were: Gregory Koger—revolutionary communist activist with the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN), just back from the struggle in Ferguson; paralegal and former jailhouse lawyer, spent 11 years in prison, including more than six years in solitary confinement, where he transformed from a gang member to a revolutionary. Mark Lewis Taylor—Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary; author of several books, founder of “Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal,” a group of teachers from all levels of education, organizing since 1995 for a new trial on behalf of Abu-Jamal, revolutionary journalist, political prisoner who has been behind bars for over 30 years. Brian Orozco—lawyer who has worked with prisoners and their families in California and Illinois. Hannibal Salim Ali from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, attended the April 2014 SMIN strategy meeting in New York City with Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix; spent many years in prison and is the uncle of Anjustine Hunter, who was murdered by police in Tennessee.

Click here to watch the YouTube video of this panel.

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