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  • 70 years old
  • 41 years of incarceration
  • 32 years in solitary confinement
  • Currently at S.C.I. Mahanoy, PA.

Table of Contents

  1. Commentaries
  2. Contact Info
  3. Support Info
  4. Biography
  5. Resources
  6. Gallery


Mumia Abu-Jamal has published 1,353 commentaries. Latest commentaries:
Title Duration Date
The Remarkable Life of Marty Goodman 04:44 06/05/24
Joan Gibbs Esquire Presente 04:33 06/05/24
Trump Dump 01:57 05/31/24
Punished For Protesting 02:29 05/06/24
Mumia Address to U Penn Students at the Palestinian Liberation Encampment 07:11 05/06/24
The Prison Next Time by Julia Wright 02:15 05/06/24
Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks With CUNY Students at Free Palestine Encampment (April 26th 9:41 PM) 09:20 04/30/24
Mumia Interview on Ralph Nader Radio Hour 11:55 04/29/24
Black in Gaza 05:06 04/29/24
Mumia Birthday Speech 07:48 04/24/24

View All Commentaries by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Contact Info

Donate to Mumia Abu-Jamal Emergency Medical and Legal Fund, Official 2024

Mail takes 10-20 days to reach Mumia. Any mail that sent is scanned and copied, and the copies are then delivered to Mumia.

Smart Communications/PADOC
Mumia Abu-Jamal, AM 8335
SCI Mahanoy
c/o PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733

Criminal Legal Defense for Mumia Abu-Jamal:
Bret Grote, Esq. Abolitionist Law Center; 412-654-9070
Judith Ritter, Esq.
Sam Spital, Esq. Legal Defense Fund

Medical Care and Conditions Lawyers:
Bret Grote, Esq. Abolitionist Law Center; 412-654-9070
Noel Hanrahan, Esq. P.I. 415-793-7958

Support Info

Send money to Mumia Abu Jamal via JPay

Mumia’s Murder Inc Series.

Manufacturing Guilt: A Short Film About Mumia Abu-Jamal

Long Distance Revolutionary

“Here and there in the barrios and the favelas, among those who have least, beat hearts of hope, fly sparks of Overcoming.”

Mumia Abu-Jamal, Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience


Mumia Abu Jamal is an award-winning broadcast journalist, essayist, and author of 12 books.

Most recently, he’s completed the historic trilogy Murder Incorporated, its third volume Perfecting Tyranny coming out this fall to follow Dreaming of Empire and America’s Favorite Pastime.

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In the late 1970s, Abu-Jamal worked as a reporter for radio stations throughout the Delaware Valley. He was a staff reporter for WUHY (now WHYY), the NPR flagship station, and he filed nationally for All Things Considered and the Morning Report. Along with his team at Philadelphia’s WUHY, he won the prestigious Major Armstrong Award (1980) from Columbia University for excellence in broadcasting. In 1981, Abu-Jamal was elected president of the Association of Black Journalists’ Philadelphia chapter.

For the past 38 years, Abu-Jamal has lived in state prison. 28 of those years were spent in solitary confinement on death row. Currently, he’s serving life without parole at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, PA. Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial and its resultant first-degree murder conviction have been criticized as unconstitutionally corrupt by legal and and activist groups for decades, including by Amnesty International and Nobel Laureates Nelson Mandela, Toni Morrison, and Desmond Tutu.

Abu-Jamal has earned overwhelming international support. His demand for a new trial and for freedom is supported by the European Parliament. He has been made an honorary citizen of Paris, France.

Abu-Jamal earned his BA at Goddard College in 1996; his MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 1999; and an honorary Doctorate of Law from the New College of California in 1996. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


Title Date

8-15-22 Motion in Support of A New Evidentiary Hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal

MAJ DAO response Aug 30 2022

Abu-Jamal – opposition to motion-as filed

Long Distance Revolutionary on Amazon

Long Distance Revolutionary on Vimeo

Long Distance Revolutionary on Kanopy

MAJ PCRA Dec. 2021 w Exhibits

Abu-Jamal. Cook. C W response 8.29.2022

Com. v. Abu-Jamal-Notice of Intent to Dismiss Filed 10-27-22 Common Plea Court Lucretia Clemons

Petitioner’s Response to Notice of Intent to Dismiss-as Filed

Appendix No. 6- Affidavit of Terri Maurer-Carter

Index & Documents filed pursuant to Discovery Order by Judge Clemons on Behalf of Abu-Jamal by Ritter, Spital, & Grote

2022.12.06 WGEPAD Amicus (Mumia Abu-Jamal) (2) (1)

March 31st 2023 PCRA Denial by Lucretia Clemons Common Pleas Court Judge

Noelle’s Legal Update

Lucretia And The Law Of Lawlessness – This Can’t Be Happening!

Mumia’s Published Work

23-4 Exh 4 Dr. Milzman Dec

23 Memo in Support of PI 2-23-24

22 Motion for PI 2-23-24

MAJ DA brief Dec. 2023

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