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Visit With Mumia 12-14-2011

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Calls for Mumia Abu-Jamal's Release

"Now that it is clear that Mumia should never have been on death row in the first place, justice will not be served by relegating him to prison for the rest of his life—yet another form of death sentence. Based on even a minimal following of international human rights standards, Mumia must now be released. I therefore join the call, and ask others to follow, asking District Attorney Seth Williams to rise to the challenge of reconciliation, human rights, and justice: drop this case now, and allow Mumia Abu-Jamal to be immediately released, with full time served."

 

3rd Circuit affirms its decision overturning Death Sentence!

3rd Circuit Affirms its decision to Overturn Mumia Abu-Jamal sentence of death. Ruling based on oral arguments before the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Nov. 9th 2010 which argued for the imposition of the death sentence in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Orders DA to give him life in prison, or to hold a trial within six months on just the sentence phase before a jury to decide life or death.

Mass Incarceration Creates Costly Disaster Across America

Herman Garner doesn't dispute the drug charge that slammed him in prison for nine years. Garner does dispute the damning circumstance that doing the time for his crime still leaves him penalized despite his having ended his sentence in the penal system. Garner carries the "former felon" stain. That status slams employment doors shut in his face despite his having a MBA Degree and two years of law school. "I've applied for jobs at thousands of places in person and on the internet, but I'm unable to get a job," said Garner, a Cleveland, Ohio resident who recently published a book about his prison/life experiences titled Wavering Between Extremes. Recently Garner joined hundreds of people attending a day-long conference at Princeton University entitled "Imprisonment Of A Race," that featured presentations by scholars and experts on the devastating, multi-faceted impact of mass incarceration across America.

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