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Robert King - Former jailed Black Panther

Tim Franks talks to Robert King who has spent much of his life in prison, including 29-years in solitary confinement in one of the toughest jails in the United States. He'd been a petty criminal, who was then, he says, framed for a series of much bigger crimes partly because he joined the black nationalist movement, the Black Panthers. Now he's out of jail, he's campaigning for the release of two other elderly black prisoners - both of whom have spent more that 30 years in solitary. And the US, says Robert King, dares to call itself 'The Land of the Free'.

30 minutes

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Fri 28 Oct 2011 04:30