Who Will Speak For Me?

Most minor­­ity groups such as the handicapped, elderly, and ethnic groups, have many voices through agencies, organizations and individuals to speak on their behalf.
One exception is the prisoner. In this presentation, Fred addresses the current plight of prisoners, many of whom are first-time non-violent offenders, the totally innocent and their families. They
will be exposed to and asked the question, “Who Will Speak for Me.”

Various groups and individuals are challenged to accept this dire responsibility.

I Remember Dr. King

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Fred Mosely grew up during the height of Dr. King’s career in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama. He was personally exposed to and involved in freedom marches, bus boycotts, sit-ins, and also had experienced the times of Governor George Wallace and Birmingham’s Safety Commissioner, Eugene “Bull” Connor.

Fred will candidly discuss, “I Remember Dr. King – The Man I Introduce to You, Today.”

Who Is Being Punished?

There is a concept that when one is convicted of acrime, the individual owes a “Debt to Society” that he or she must pay. But, when it costs taxpayers anywhere from $12,000 to $30,000 per year to
provide for the average inmate, many of whom are considered non-violent offenders, how is that debt being repaid?

In most prison settings, inmate time is consumed by recreation activities like lifting weights, tennis, basketball, softball, flag football, or by shooting pool, playing cards, watching TV and movies, or
sleeping. Inmates may also invest their time earning Associates and Bachelor degrees financed by Federal and State Grants. The question legitimately raised then is, “Who is being punished.”

Are We Better-Off Today

African-Americans continue to move into the mainstream of American life as business executives, doctors, lawyers, judges, mayors of major cities, state office holders, congressman, governors and
most recently, the highest office of President of the United States.

At the same time, African-Americans are becoming increasingly morally “bankrupt” with an ever-increasing rate of divorce, suicide, illegitimate births, dishonest business practices, promiscuity, absentee parenting and abortions, along with alcohol and drug-related dependency problems.

The question is truly, in view of this current moral deterioration, “Are We Better-Off Today?”

The Business of Prisons

The prison industry is vastly becoming one of the most rapidly growing industries in America today.  The question is, are these institutions a place of confinement for those who are truly a threat to our society – or have they become a major “Rip-Off” of the American public with a real business interest at the forefront?

These questions, as well as many others will be discussed and answered in “The Business of Prisons.”