Category Archives: Nisa Shabazz


December 9th

Georgia & International

Prisoners’ Rights Movement

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2012


Nisa Shabazz: 678-480-6555 or Troya Sampson: 678-773-4751
Pastor Kenneth Glasgow (Brother of Rev. Al Sharpton): 334-791-2433,
Elaine Brown: 404-542-1211,

Press Conference

NOON, Saturday, February 18, 2012
Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia



December 9, 2010, Prisoner Protesters
Inaugurate Organization for Human Rights Demands

       The Georgia prisoners who led the massive December 9th, 2010, prisoner strike have organized the December 9th Georgia & International Prisoners’ Rights Movement to challenge the Governor and the Department of Corrections to meet their demands to be paid for their labor, to have decent living conditions, education and medical care, for an end to cruel and unusual punishments, a halt to harsh mandatory sentencing, fairness in parole decisions.

       At noon on Saturday, February 18, prisoner families, friends and supporters will hold a mass meeting at Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue Library to organize and launch statewide protests and demonstrations, legislative actions and a national effort to challenge the State’s violations of prisoners’ human rights before the International Criminal Court and the United Nations.

       The December 9th Movement includes black, Latino, white, Christian, Muslim, Rastafarian and other prisoner organizations, along with The Ordinary People Society, The Nation of Islam Southern Region, The Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee, The National Action Network Southern Region, The Committee to Free Chip Fitzgerald, The Prodigal Child Project, The National Justice Coalition, Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement, Project South. The Steering Committee includes prisoner leaders, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, Elaine Brown and Charles Muhammad. Despite that many of the December 9th leaders have been brutalized and locked in isolation, the Movement has grown inside and continues to petition the Department of Corrections for their human rights.