Posted by: prisonradioshow | March 7, 2017

February 24, 2017

This show featured a re-airing of the new prison abolition radio show Rust Belt Abolition! You can find other episodes of this new show here: https://www.facebook.com/rustbeltabolitionradio/

We also spoke live on the phone with Daniel McGowan about the proposed changes to the visiting days in maximum security prisons in New York State and what is being done to fight the changes. Daniel is an environmental and social justice activist from Queens, NY. He was charged in 2005 with 15 counts of arson, property destruction and conspiracy, all related to two actions in Oregon in 2000, claimed by the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). Daniel was facing a minimum of life in prison if convicted when he accepted a non-cooperation plea agreement. He received a 7 year sentence and did most of it in two Communications Management Units. Daniel was released from prison in December 2012 and was on probation for three years until June 2016. He has worked with NYC Anarchist Black Cross, the Civil Liberties Defense Center and the National Lawyer Guild’s Parole Preparation Project and PP Committees. Daniel is on the Certain Days: Freedom for political prisoners calendar collective. More information about the fight against the proposed changes to the visiting days in the maximum security prisons in New York State can be found here: https://www.change.org/p/governor-cuomo-don-t-restrict-visits-in-nys-prisons

We finished out the show with a pre-recorded interview with Lisa from the Canadian Nurses Association. The CNA is currently part of the Prison Needle Syringe Program Nursing Coalition and has been granted intervenor status in the lawsuit filed by four HIV/AIDS agencies and a former inmate who contracted hepatitis C during his incarceration. The lawsuit is against the Minister of Public Safety, Correctional Service of Canada, Commissioner of the CSC, and Attorney General of Canada.

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