Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ndume Olatushani: Art from Death Row — and Beyond

Read Laura Hutson’s article in the Nashville Scene on the paintings of Ndume Olatushani, which are currently on display at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at Vanderbilt University.  Ndume spent 28 years in prison, 17 of which were … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Law School Presentation on the Death Penalty Case of Abu Ali Abdur’Rahman

Thank you to everyone who came out to Brad MacLean’s presentation on the case of Abu Ali Abdur’Rahman at the Vanderbilt Law School yesterday.  Over 90 people were in attendance, and many signed the petition to grant clemency to Abu … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentation on a Case of Failed Justice on Tennessee’s Death Row – Tuesday, Feb 12

In March 1987, Abu Ali Abdur’Rahman was sentenced to death for murder.  Abu Ali’s defense during his trial was, at best, nominal: his counsel did not investigate his defense that he was not the assailant, did not present any evidence … Continue reading

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Take a Seat!

Come by this weekend and pick up your FREE chair and footstool from “Prison Galleries: Imagining Justice from the Inside Out” at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Gallery. The chairs are handmade from toilet paper rolls by Richard Odom.  He would like people … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events – February 23

On February 23, there will be two events in Nashville to raise awareness of prisons and the death penalty. TADP is holding its annual Student Conference on the Death Penalty at Lipscomb University from 9:30am – 2:30pm.  Tickets are free … Continue reading

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Article on “Prison Galleries” in The Vanderbilt Hustler

“Diverse though they are in medium and subject matter, the pieces featured in the exhibit were all crafted by inmates on death row at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution. As the first project of REACH Coalition, a discussion group and … Continue reading

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