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  • On the first of every month we bring you a new commentary from death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. A year ago we broadcast Abu- Jamal reading his own commentaries. Since then the Pennsylvania prison authorities cracked down on prisoners saying none could be photographed, audiotaped or videotaped. In response, Democracy Now has decided to broadcast Abu Jamal’s latest commentaries as read by well known activists and artists.
    June 01, 1998 | Story
  • On April 1st, Democracy Now! kicked off the beginning of the new commentaries written, but not spoken, by journalist and Pennsylvania Death Row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal called "All Things Censored." In November 1996, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections banned all journalists from audio recording, videotaping, or photographing any inmate in a state facility. Democracy Now! aired the last permitted recordings of Mumia Abu Jamal in...
    May 04, 1998 | Story
  • Dozens of death row inmates at Green penitentiary in Pennsylvania called off their hunger strike yesterday after authorities agreed to lift draconian new prison rules. The regulations severely restrict inmates’ access to legal materials as well as the commissary.
    March 19, 1998 | Story
  • Death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal joined some two dozen other prisoners in a hunger strike Monday. The hunger strikers are protesting draconian new prison rules that severely restrict inmates’ access to legal materials.
    March 18, 1998 | Story
  • At least a dozen inmates at the Pennsylvania death row unit housing Mumia Abu Jamal have launched a hunger strike. They are protesting what they say are draconian new statewide regulations.
    March 12, 1998 | Story
  • An international panel of jurists, political leaders, cultural figures, and labor and community activists gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this weekend to hear charges that Pennsylvania officials systematically violated the civil rights of journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
    December 09, 1997 | Story
  • Citing serious concerns over the racist application of the death penalty in Pennsylvania, the head of the world’s premier human rights organization visited Pennsylvania’s death row yesterday. Pierre Sane, the secretary general of Amnesty International, met with condemned prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Scott Blystone at State Correctional Institute Greene in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. SCI Greene houses 107 of the state’s 232...
    November 25, 1997 | Story
  • Today on Democracy Now!, a special in-depth look at the legal case against Mumia Abu Jamal.
    October 23, 1997 | Story
  • Pennsylvania death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal appeared in a Philadelphia court yesterday. This time it was to hear the testimony of Pamela Jenkins, who says that Philadelphia police coerced her to falsely testify against Abu Jamal at his trial.
    June 27, 1997 | Story
  • Conversation between Amy and Martin Espada. Espada was a regular contributer to NPR, but one of his poems about Mumia Abu Jamal was not played due to its political sympathies. Espada reads his poem, and we hear a recording of Mumia Abu Jamal speaking from prison.
    May 29, 1997 | Story