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Zulu is still waiting for a parole hearing

February 19th, 2019
We have been in frequent contact with our Brother Zulu. The news is that there is still no change in the situation that he should be seeing the Parole Board, but the prison administration had is date changed, and then they appealed the decision by a court. So Zulu is still ‘in limbo.’ After 44 years, it is a test of his patience yet again!

Zulu has been prepared for the hearing with the parole board, he has several job offers lined up, a family who will take care of him, a place to live, and he has a lot of knowledge to share. We are all wondering why the State and administration are taking so long to see (apart from the unjust incarceration because of his innocence) that he is really a wonderful person who cares for the people and the world? Why keep him locked up?

You can write to Zulu to show your support:

Kenny Zulu Whitmore

Zulu with his grandaughter, visiting in November of 2017

Zulu with his grandaughter, visiting in November of 2017

86468 – Cypress#3
LA State Prison
Angola, LA 70712
U.S.A.

Or send him an “email-message” via Jpay.com

Thank you!


Update:
Zulu called and explained that the Dept. of Corrections is appealing that he can get a paroledate set, because according to them he has to do 2 consecutive sentences. But the law that was issued in 2018 for Lifers in prison since the 1970s does not say that, and Zulu also was already eligible for parole on one of the sentences.  So all they are doing is waisting time off Zulu’s life and that of his family and many suporters. Also, other prisoners with similar sentences have been released on parole!

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Zulu will have a hearing about his correct parole date

This Friday, Zulu will have a hearing before the Commissioner of the 19th Judicial District Court. This is about the Louisiana D.O.C. resetting his correct parole date.

Zulu has become eligible for parole since new laws came into place this year for prisoners serving life sentences since the 1970s, and who have already done 40+ years inside. However, in August he learned that his parole date was not set to September 2018, but 2083. His lawyers found out how this happened, and now he will have a Hearing via video court about this.

Let’s send good, positive thoughts to Zulu and his family and friends, comrades, in hopes he will be on board for the next parole hearing!