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  • Today on Democracy Now!, a special in-depth look at the legal case against Mumia Abu Jamal.
    Oct 23, 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...
    Nov 25, 1997 | 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.
    Dec 09, 1997 | 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.
    Mar 12, 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.
    Mar 18, 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.
    Mar 19, 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
  • 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.
    Jun 01, 1998 | Story
  • At the beginning 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 that time Pennsylvania prison authorities cracked down on prisoners. Now inmates can not 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....
    Jul 06, 1998 | Story
  • 1n 1995, Mumia Abu-Jamal, was only 10 days away from execution when massive worldwide protest forced the government to grant a temporary stay of execution. In 1982, Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 shooting death of white police officer Daniel Faulkner in a trial many human rights activists called a sham. Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for the crime.
    Aug 03, 1998 | Story