May 10, 2016
Board of Probation and Parole
Attn: Inmate Inquiry
Re:Parole Bids for Debbie Africa (006307),
Janet Holloway Africa (006308) and Janine Africa (006309)
Dear Members of the Parole Board,
The People’s Organization for Progress, a social justice organization in New Jersey, respectfully wishes to implore you to grant the women of MOVE parole for both humanitarian reasons and in the interests of justice.
Debbie Africa (006307), Janine Africa (006309) and Janet Holloway Africa (006308) have been in prison since 1978, or 38 years each.
They have been model prisoners. They pose no threat to society. For these and other reasons, especially to need to move past the heavily biased circumstances that landed them in prison in the first place, it is our expressed view that these women should be paroled and allowed to return to their families.