Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saving US Prisoners in Gambia
Reverend Jesse Jackson secured the release of two imprisoned Americans in the African nation of Gambia. They were in prison for subversive crimes against the Gambian government, and while they weren’t on death row, the Gambian president announced that all inmates on death row were to be executed at any moment. Today, after meeting with the president of Gambia, Rev. Jackson spoke to Shepard Smith over the phone about his mission.
Rev. Jackson said that the two Americans were sentenced to be in prison for 20 years, but based on mercy, the government agreed to let them go tomorrow on the condition
that Rev. Jackson takes them with him. Additionally, he was able to convince the government that those on death row should go through a trial process which will decide whether or not they should be executed.