Various Artists

Prisons on Fire

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Prisons on Fire Review

by Tom Schulte

The release of this CD marked the 30th anniversary of the Attica prison revolt. Held together by the voice of Jonathan Jackson Jr., son of Marin County courtroom gunman Jonathan Jackson, this CD tells stories about the origins of the modern prison reform movement in the proactive violence of pre-Conintelpro California. Leading up to the decades-long legal battle for Attica survivors, Prisons on Fire presents listeners with archive audio and the voices of former Black Panther chief of staff David Hilliard, the Attica Brothers, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, and more.

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