October 12, 2012
Political Prisoner Radio w/ Bro Jihad Abdulmumit
Tonight on Political Prisoner Radio we will speak with the Co-Chair of the National Jericho Movement Bro. Jihad Abdulmumit who is a former Black Panther Party member and spent 22 years behind bars for standing up in defense of the oppressed.
DOWNLOAD PODCAST As Co-Chair of the Jericho Movement national organization, he is dedicated to the freedom of domestic Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War here in the United States and works to challenge other pressing issues such as mass incarceration, the Prison Industrial Complex, horrid prison conditions and lack of medical care provided to prisoners. Bro. Jihad is currently working to introduce the Jericho Movement organization to the Richmond, VA area on Oct 27, 2012.
Veronza Bowers Jr. is a former member of the Black Panther Party and joined as a young man after he was inspired to help address the social ills affecting many Black and poor people. He would later be framed for the killing of a U.S. Park Ranger. He has served far past his original sentence of 30 years making him one of the longest held political prisoners. It is possible he could have been released earlier but refuses to lie just to get out and therefore has maintained his innocence. Bro. Veronza told one supporter, "I have been here for 35 years. If the only way I can get out is to lie and say I am guilty, then my whole life is a sham. I will rot here in prison before I will do that."
Veronza Bowers, Jr. #35316-136 U.S. Penitentiary - Atlanta P.O. Box 150160 Atlanta, GA 30315