Interview with Angela Davis
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

I'd like you to go back and talk about George Jackson, his initial sentence and then what he faced without foreshadowing his death because as we watch the film the viewers will learn about his death. So, I don't want to introduce him as a person who is already dead. But if you could talk about the sentence he received and then how that sentence was extended.


ANGELA DAVIS:

We learned about the indeterminate sentence.

INTERVIEWER:

Can you start again?

ANGELA DAVIS:

We learned about the indeterminate sentence as a direct result of becoming acquainted with George Jackson's, ah, background. And it seems as if we should have been aware of this before but many of us were absolutely shocked, seasoned activists as we were, to learn that George Jackson had been initially arrested in connection with a $70 robbery but had received a sentence ranging from one year to life. One year to life for a $70 robbery of which he says he was not even guilty.