Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part eight of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.
In this weeks episode Russell Shoatz III speaks about the return of his kidnapped sister and how it affected not only his father in prison but his mother as well. For almost 30 years Russell Maroon Shoatz lived in prison with the idea that his daughter was gone to him. When she finally returns to his it’s with mixed feelings of happiness, loss and many, many questions not just for Russell Maroon Shoatz and the rest of the Shoatz family but for the prodigal daughter as well.