June 09, 1997


Jane Mayer

investigative reporter for The New Yorker. Her latest article is "The Black Sites: A Rare Look Inside the C.I.A.’s Secret Interrogation Program."

Jameel Jaffer

Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Program. He has worked on filing Freedom of Information Act requests for records concerning the treatment and detention of prisoners held by the U.S. in Afghanistan, Iraq, and at Guantanamo Bay and is the author of an upcoming book about torture.

: Los Angeles district attorney Gil Garcetti announced that he will appeal the reversal of former Black Panthers party leader Geronimo Pratt’s 1972 murder conviction. He said he found no evidence indicating the former Black Panther leader was innocent. Pratt’s conviction was overturned a week ago after new proof that the chief witness against him was a police and FBI informant who lied under oat. Stuart Hanlon who has been Geronimo’s lawyer since 1974 when he was a law student talks about the legal case of Geronimo Pratt and the appeal process. Stuart Hanlon also talks about the visiting conditions in prison.
Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Geronimo Pratt, Gil Garcetti, Stuart Hanlon, Black Panthers
Guest Names: Stuart Hanlon