Freedom Speaks is a part of the National Network in Action (NNIA), founded by Dr. Jean Kennedy and Dr. Floyd Harris Junior. Author and Activist Anita Wills is the show Host. The show covers the American Just Us System! Our discussions encompass the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC), Mass Incarcaration, Wrongful Convictions, Unjustified Police killings, Gun violence in Inner Cities, and the system of Plea Bargains.
On the show this week is, Denise Mewbourne, a Prison Rights Activist in the Bay Area and one of the Organizers of the Human Rights Pen Pal Program. The Human Rights Pen Pal program is an anti-racist, grassroots organizer training program in solidarity with the human rights of prisoners in California’s solitary confinement cells. Ms. Mewbourne will also touch on her experience as an Activist on behalf of the Prison Abolistionist Movement and the Movement to end Solitary Confinement.
Denise Mewbourne has been involved with the Prisoner Hunger Strike Support coalition's Human Rights Pen Pal (HRPP) project since its beginning in January 2013. She maintains correspondence with multiple incarcerated activists fighting against the torture of solitary confinement at both Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisons. She combines skills as an organizer, artist, editor, and writer with a lifelong commitment to racial justice, Currently she is on staff at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children,
If you are interested in writing to an incarcerated pen pal to support his struggle to end the torture of solitary confinement, please contact her.