Prison Focus Radio Archives

January 6, 2022 Today we spend the hour speaking with Joka Heshima Jinsai about the urgent Institutional Restitution campaign. Please sign petition:

December 30, 2021 Nube reads some of the many letters from prisoners expressing their love, support, advice and more in response to the SF Bay View's November article "Was the Bay View infiltrated by a 'rock star' informant?" We also hear an excerpt of Michael Zaharibu Dorrough's article "Wrongful convictions and racism as a Human Rights crisis..." from Prison Focus issue 61. Move into the new year with hope and strength.

December 23. 2021 An "angry critique" from Troy T. Thomas aka Asar Imhotep Amen, PhD, "What working poor Black folks need to realize as we protest for better conditions in Amerika;" Tribute to Russell Maroon Shoatz, we hear a 2011 interview and read a statement about his joining the ancestors December 17, 2021 by Abolitionist Law Center.

December 16, 2021 We spend the hour with Jeff Ace Walker speaking with us about his transformation during his 16-year modern-day enslavement for a wrongful conviction while now wrongfully sitting in a jail cell, and his campaign "Clear Jeff Ace Walker's name." Please sign the petition at, go to FB under same name and read his article "No warning shot" at You can write to him at Mr. Jeff Walker, 457039, SF County Jail #2, San Francisco, CA 94103.

December 9, 2021 We listen to excerpts of the 3rd Annual Ratcliff Awards on December 7, 2021, hosted by Minister King X and co-sponsored by K.A.G.E. Universal, California Prison Focus and SF Bay View newspaper. We hear from multiple people in the movement on both sides of the wall.

December 2, 2021 Nube reads a variety of letters, Dennis Hopper from HDSP, Steven McCain on Open Prison Initiative; shake it up a bit with Khafre Jay of Hip Hop for Change; poetry from Rashad El; wisdom from Elder Hunger Striker Baridi Williamson.

November 18, 2021 We spend the hour with Chris Johnson of The New Hope Initiative. Chris is currently caged at Alexander CI in North Carolina serving a 16-20 year sentence for 1st degree murder. This inside outside project will unveil it's launch Saturday, Nov. 20, 5pm EST, virtually. Go to:, for details.

November 11, 2021 We spend the whole hour in conversation with Hatari Olugbala, home after 32 years in Pelican Bay State Prison and others, speaking on his Warriors Healing Program addressing historic and systemic trauma to Black people.

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