Author Archives: Family and Friends

Rastafarian-Quaker and Dr. Shakur protégé, Jondhi Harrell, fighting for returning citizens in Philly

“I’m a Rastafarian-Quaker,” said Jondhi Harrell, easing back into his chair at the Friends Center, where the administrative office of Harrell’s nonprofit The Center for Returning Citizens (TCRC) is located. “I know. It’s weird.” Maybe at first, but comparisons between the two religions have … Continue reading

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Dr. Shakur Responds to Clemency Campaign

Friends, Family, Supporters and Organizers, I am most thankful and humbled by what we have accomplished. Together, we accumulated and verified 28,000 signatures is support of a grant of Executive Clemency, in merely 60 day’s time! I wish to honor … Continue reading

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Rare Breed Honors Dr. Shakur as Abu

During the summer of 2011, I was reunited with my Abu & life long mentor, Dr. Mutulu Shakur. I had been serving 2 life sentences plus 30 years for conspiracy to possess crack cocaine, none of which were introduced in … Continue reading

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Legal Counsel Sends Letter to the Pardon Attorney Regarding Parole Appeal

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Another long-time mentee of Dr. Shakur shares their story

I first reached out to Dr. Mutulu Shakur in 2004 during a time in my life when I needed more than anything, to be understood and I knew that he, of all people, would hear my voice and that my … Continue reading

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Parole Reconsideration Denied & Pursuing Clemency

The continued incarceration of Dr. Mutulu Shakur is representative of the failure of our criminal justice system in working towards the stated goal of rehabilitation. Now more than ever it is clear that Dr. Shakur is being held for punitive … Continue reading

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Former heroin dealer turned social justice advocate inspired by Dr. Shakur

I am the above addressed, Leonard A. Rollock, Jr., also known as Petey or Pete Rollock. I am 65 years young…and what I trust is significant as a former federal prisoner/defendant who spent over 25 years straight in various federal … Continue reading

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Religious Leaders Support Clemency for Dr. Shakur

In his own words, Rev. Kamal Hassan firmly believes that, “The church must be engaged in efforts to mend the tear in our social fabric that has caused so many of us to focus solely on our individual needs and … Continue reading

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Dr. Shakur Inspires post-Katrina Relief Work

Eleven years ago today I got in a car in Connecticut and drove 26 hours to New Orleans. It was four months since Katrina and I was heading to the area to volunteer as an EMT with a relief organization … Continue reading

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Chaplain IRAS Levi Supports Call for Clemency

I am writing this letter on behalf of Dr. Mutulu Shakur. In 1996, I was hosting a radio program in Atlanta and would receive numerous letters from inmates at Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. I was invited to speak at a program … Continue reading

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