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Case of Justice, A
Program 922
Original Airdate: 6/29/1979

Subject Keywords
Afro-American prisoners - Attitudes
Afro-American prisoners - Massachusetts
Discrimination in criminal justice administration

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Carney, Saundra
Dershowitz, Dr. Alan
Gaines, Larry
Harris, Mary
Jamal, Hakim
Kamau, Dinizulu (Efrid Brown, Jr.)
Neisser, Frank
Sabree, Abdullah Khalil (William Johnson)
Sanders, Undrey

Corporate Names
Citywide Coalition for Justice and Equality
Willie Sanders Defense Committee

Program Description
Program is the first in a two-part series discussing the harsh sentencing of African Americans in the Massachusetts court system using the Paplo case, the Hakim Jamal case, and the Willie Saunders/Brighton rape case as studies in injustice. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with individuals involved with the cases, including Frank Neisser (Secretary to the Citywide Coalition for Justice and Equality), Mary Harris (mother of Edward Soares, one of the defendants in the Paplo case and member of Family and Friends of Prisoners and the Citywide Coalition for Justice and Equality ), Larry Gaines (Chairman of the Citywide Coalition for Justice and Equality), Professor Alan Dershowitz (with Harvard Law School), Saundra Carney (Coordinator for Brown, Johnson, Clinkscales Support Committee), and Undrey Sanders (brother of Willie Sanders, who was arrested for the rapes in Brighton, and representative for the Willie Sanders Defense Committee). Program includes interview footage with Dinizula Kamau (Efrid Brown, Jr.) and Abdullah Khalil Sabree (both convicted in the Hakim Jamal case) from Say Brother's visit to the Walpole correctional facility and viewer calls related to the cases.

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Brian Clarke

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Saundra Carney
Alan Dershowitz
Larry Gaines
Mary Harris
Frank Neisser
Undrey Sanders

Susan Brennan (audio)
Wendy Davidson (assistant cameraman)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Diana Fong (intern)
Randy Gray (camera)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Frank Lane (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Jim McKenna (stage manager)
Robert Moore (intern)
Chas Norton (lighting assistant)
John Plausse (lighting director)
Joe Pugliesi (videotape recordist)
George Rivera (post-production supervisor)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06099

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