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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.1.17

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.1.17

 

We all have different ways of dealing with grief, loss and a threat to one’s life, but time and time again the reaction of the Board to the loss of a friend is to be more determined and to work harder in being “The Other Voice”. And so the Board has worked in putting together all the events, all the statements from different sources to fashion a comprehensive, chronological record of the state murder of Torrey McNabb. Torrey McNabb’s Last Words and Testament were read at the meeting.

 

The same kind of determination is displayed in their ongoing law classes. A man can request to have his case examined. During the close up scrutiny of the case the class is divided into two factions, one pro, the other contra while the man sits and takes notes. All of this to give him a better understanding and allow him to be an informed partner with his attorney. Playing games with the truth is not allowed and during the past week a man had to be reminded that “your life is your life”. The man apologized and was able to gain some helpful insights.

 

We also discussed the importance of the upcoming Alabama Senate election on December 12th and shared information from the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP. The majority of us have never voted and although as a 501 C3 organization we cannot tell people how to vote we can encourage family and friends to do their civic duty and vote and we will do that. November 27th is the last day to register to vote. To quote our Advisory Board Member Callie Greer:  “if you are not at the table you are on the menu!”

 

See you next week!

                                                      Esther