TV: “Innocent, But 49+ Years in Prison, Including Death Row”

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s February 2017 TV program focuses on the criminal justice system – and especially the death penalty – from the first-hand experience of someone who has lived his entire life right here in Washington State.

Dawud al-Malik was completely innocent of the crimes for which he was prosecuted and imprisoned for more than 49 years, including some years on death row. Dawud went to prison in 1966 at the age of 19, and was released on parole in February 2015.

Despite the horrible injustices he experienced, Dawud survived with a warm sweetness about him, and a healthy appreciation for the full humanity of himself and other people.

I was delighted to develop friendship with Dawud over the past several months before we conducted this interview in January 2017 for our Februaray TV program, and I’m happy he shared his firsthand experience and his insights during this interview.

To watch the 1-hour interview CLICK HERE.

To read a thorough summary of what we said — with some related materials — CLICK HERE.


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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093