September 28, 2012
Political Prisoner Radio w/ Sis. Karima Amin
DOWNLOAD PODCAST Prisoners Are People Too, Inc. educates the community about issues surrounding criminal justice, prison reform and the challenges of reentry. It provides networking opportunities, referrals to service providers, and encouragement for community building, by redirecting civil, social, and legal barriers. Karima has received numerous awards for her work in education, the arts, community service, and social justice. Please visit and support at http://www.prp2.org/
George BaBa Eng is a 64-year old father, grandfather, educator, writer, counselor, and mentor, who killed a man in 1977 for pulling a gun on his wife. He is a reformed offender, imprisoned in New York State for 36 years and is a prisoner of conscience who is determined to be an asset to his community. Baba has been consistently active in the academic and political education of his family, fellow prisoners, and himself. He has taught about Ancient Afrikan Civilizations, African American History, the Politics of Liberation, and the Life of the Prophet Muhammad. He has organized youth assistance programs and has served as chapter president of the NAACP. He has trained teachers’ aides and has held classes on racism and its effects on the values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of the people subjected to it. Baba has received numerous certificates and awards for his work, including the NAACP's prestigious Thalheimer Award for "exemplary program development." Baba is well known for his ideas regarding "restorative justice." In 2003, a scholarly paper he wrote on the subject was accepted for presentation at a national conference on criminal injustice by the Department of Africana Studies at Columbia University.
As w/political prisoners who are tormented for having fought against the system outside the prison walls, George BaBa Eng is a prisoner of conscience who withstands many of the same torments for coming to consciousness and exposing and fighting this system from behind the walls. He is currently confined at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton, NJ.
June 2011 BaBa had brain surgery, something he had been trying to avoid while incarcerated. Recovery has been slow but he is doing well. He will go before the NJ Parole Board in the Spring of 2013. Despite his confinement, he is on the board of Prisoners Are People Too, Inc. He is Program Director.