This will be an opportunity to hear from Robert King, one of the Angola Three, about the use of prolonged isolation in our prisons. Robert King was held in solitary confinement for 29 years. Since his release King has worked tirelessly to expose the injustices of the American penal system perpetrated against African-Americans and poor people.
We will also hear from family members whose children are in isolation and explore actions that we can take to end prolonged isolation in our prisons.
The Angola Three, Robert King, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox were members of the only prison-recognized chapter of the Black Panther Party. They organized against the deplorable conditions at Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana. Because of their activism, they were falsely accused of killing a prison guard in 1972 and have been incarcerated in solitary.
The event is being sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee PA Program, East Liberty Presbyterian Church and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.
For more information contact the American Friends Service Committee PA 412 315 7423