Howard Zinn letter to Tiyo Attallah Salah-El. Papers of Tiyo Attallah Salah-El (1890-2006), University of Massachusetts Amherst. September 5, 2009.
Tiyo Attallah Salah-El (Sept. 13, 1932 – June 8, 2018) was a musician, scholar, and prison abolitionist who founded the Coalition for the Abolition of Prisons
in 1995. Salah-El was 85 years and had been incarcerated for more than 40 years. He became pen pals with Howard Zinn who Zinn mentioned in his autobiography You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train