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  • 68 years old
  • 39 years of incarceration
  • 30 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. Gallery


Mumia Abu-Jamal has published 1,197 commentaries. Latest commentaries:
Title Duration Date
Message for Paris 00:57 06/24/22
When The Empire Calls 02:55 05/31/22
A Welcome To The Oppressed 03:46 05/06/22
Willy’s Way 03:05 04/29/22
Another Life Another Loss 01:56 04/19/22
Askia Muhammad: Black Journalist 02:22 02/22/22
A New Freedom Now Movement 04:11 01/21/22
Sir Sidney Poitier 04:26 01/12/22
Luxemburg Conference 2022 06:10 01/10/22
Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1931-2021 05:02 12/27/21

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Contact Info

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

Mumia’s lawyers in “Abu-Jamal vs. Kerestes”:

Bret Grote, Esq.
Abolitionist Law Center

Robert Boyle, Esq

For more info please call Pam Africa at 267-760-7344 and Noelle Hanrahan, P.I. at 415-706-5222

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.