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Major: Battling on Two Fronts

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Major Tillery, for many years known as the jailhouse lawyer who led the 1990 Tillery v. Owens prisoners’ rights civil case, spawned from unconstitutional conditions at the state prison in Pittsburg, I still rumbling these… Full Transcript

The Chimenti Case

Mumia Abu-Jamal

In years to come, for thousands of imprisoned men and women across America, several cases will mark when they received the right to be cured of Hepatitis C: 1) Abu-Jamal v. Wetzel (Civ. A. No.… Full Transcript

Hepatitis C Wars Widen

Mumia Abu-Jamal

When our recent hepatitis C case was decided (Jan. 3,2017), we thought that the state, known widely for its repressive penal attitudes and its cold resistance to the principle that prisoners were, after all, human… Full Transcript

Family Day Program Fails to Deliver

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

The long-awaited Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PDOC) Juvenile Lifer Program’s “Friends Family Day For Child Lifers” was held in late October at SCI-Rockview for the 31 Child Lifers at that institution. Attended by officials from… Full Transcript

DN Interview Amy Goodman

Juvenile Lifer Project: Symbol without Substance

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana, the PDOC Secretary John Wetzel has implemented the Juvenile Lifer Project (JLP) for the child lifers in the State prison system,… Full Transcript

Denial of Transfer Prevents Representation

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana held that mandatory Life-Without-Parole (LWOP) sentences were unlawful for child homicide offenders and required trial courts to provide child homicide offenders a… Full Transcript

Cetewayo Freed from the Hole

Mumia Abu-Jamal

On the white card above his cell door, the name Arthur Johnson is typed, followed by his prison number. Johnson has been held in solitary confinement in half a dozen PA prisons, since 1979, late… Full Transcript

Courts Ruling in Mumia Exposes PA Dept of Corrections’ Modern Tuskeegee Experiment

Mumia Featured on Democracy Now

Mumia Abu-Jamal

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We end today’s show with news that a federal judge has denied a request from former Black Panther and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal for a life-saving medication that could cure his hepatitis C. Mumia… Full Transcript