Earlier this week… CNN hosted an exclusive Atlanta screening of the second episode of “United Shades of America” with W. Kamau Bell. Kamau, discovered by Chris Rock was the star of the FX comedy series Totally Biased. Now he is using humor to tackle society’s challenges with race.
The Atlanta guest were able to view the 2nd episode titled, “Behind the Walls,” which reveals how the amount of prisoners incarcerated in the United States continues to rise at an alarming rate. Kamau heads to the infamous San Quentin prison to meet the men who’ve spent a lifetime behind bars, hear their stories and discover who they have become.
“This episode is my favorite of the season because I didn’t expect to go into a prison and meet so many men that are just like me, but somehow found themselves in a bad situation and now are paying the consequences for that choice,” says Bell.
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