How White Is Maine?
The head of the NAACP's state prison chapter is a white dude. And convicted murderer/honorary soul brother William "Billy" Flynn doesn't sound overwhelmingly down with the cause either:
And if the question is why he is in the association at all, he explains that it seems better than the Jaycees and the Longtimers, the only other organizations the prison allows, because the NAACP chapter receives outside support. The leaders of the Portland NAACP branch and Jealous have been willing to meet with prison officials on behalf of the inmates. With "an extra-powerful support group on the street," Flynn says the prisoners can get the officials' attention. They have been able to get them to grant them lower phone rates and to issue new rules that let social groups meet more often.