(This February 1 episode of Eddie Conway's "Rattling the Bars" TV show is titled "Bring Sundiata Home: The Case for Freeing Elderly Political Prisoners.")
At 84 years old, Sundiata Acoli has been in prison for 48 years, and has been denied parole six times. Last December, he was diagnosed with COVID-19. In this episode of Rattling the Bars, Rev. Lukata Mjumbe of the Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign joins Eddie Conway to discuss Acoli’s life as an organizer, mathematician, artist, and poet; the push by his friends and family, along with faith leaders, to secure his release; and the challenges aging prisoners face to their health and well-being.
--Read the full transcript at the Rattling the Bars website.
(PHOTO: Sundiata Acoli with his grandchild.)