Black Panther Party
#79C0262 Shawangunk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 700
Wallkill, NY 12589United States
Captured September 2, 1973
Birthday Jan. 14, 1948
"I have spent most of my adult life in prison, and I like to think that the time has been spent productively. I've been a mentor and father-figure. I've encouraged countless young men along the way to take advantage of every academic and vocational program they can get in prison so that their time spent in prison will mean something to themselves when they get out. I went to school myself. I earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology, and a Masters degree in sociology. Through self-study, I've learned music theory and am mastering the flute. I've coached football and basketball to enhance my communication skills with these young men. I've participated in many educational and cultural activities benefiting prisoners throughout these three and a half decades of my confinement (including Black History, English grammar, and writing skills), opening doors in hope that this dispirited underclass of prisoners can see their lives within the context of their history and culture, and claim the pride, dignity, and responsibility that comes with their knowledge."
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