*** Originally posted May, 2018 *** Shakaboona was granted a re-sentencing hearing as a result of the US Supreme Court’s ruling against the extreme sentencing of children which is common practice within the state of Pennsylvania (as of 2017 PA had the highest number of children serving LIFE sentences than any state in the U.S. or the world). The courtroom was packed inside and out into the corridors of 13th & Filbert, Philadelphia, PA on May 17th for the re-sentencing of juvenile lifer, Kerry ‘Shakaboona’ Marshall. Family, friends, and supporters stood for hours, some prayed, some held hands, and all waited with only one wish, “Free Shakaboona”. Those who were able to stay throughout the entire re-sentencing hearing posed for this astounding photo. Good News! The judge ruled “time served” with a life time of parole, but only if the Parole Board agrees that he is ready to return to the community. Shakaboona is one of the founding members of the Human Rights Coalition and proved to be (against all odds) a self-motivated, self-educated man. He went into prison as a boy and within the restraints of an unforgiving penal system he is now a certified ‘Peer Educator’ and a mentor to other prisoners; he is a community activist inside & outside of prison; he is a commentator on ‘Prison Radio’; serves on the Advisory Council of the Human Rights Coalition and is Co-Editor of ‘The Movement’ magazine; and he serves as adviser to several organizations (e.g., CADBI, DecarceratePA, Real Cost of Prisons).


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Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM

Join CADBI is fighting for parole for LIFERS. Be a part of the Harrisburg Rally this October: 'DAY OF ACTION TO END DEATH BY INCARCERATION & HEAL COMMUNITIES'. Buses are Fee! Simply register at: bit.ly/CADBIAction. For more info call 267-606-0324.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 7:00PM

Solitary Confinement in a Toxic Prison The Human Rights Coalition presents A Panel Discussion and a Screening of a Speech of Long-Term Political Prisoner, Russell "Maroon" Shoatz. At Peoples's Education Center, 5443 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144.