On October 7th, after nearly half a century in prison, Jalil Muntaquim is free.
A former Black Panther, Jalil was denied parole for over two decades for his refusal to renounce the beliefs that lead to his time in the Black Liberation Army. Since his imprisonment at the age of nineteen, Jalil’s achievements include two college degrees and numerous vocational certificates. He is a poet, an activist, and a journalist, writing extensively on wide-ranging topics for papers such as the SF Bay View. In 1998 he helped found the Jericho Movement, an organization that supports political prisoners across the United States. You can hear Jalil talk about U.S. political prisoners here, or listen to him recite Assata Shakur’s Affirmation here.
Jalil is now home with his community recovering from COVID-19, which he caught in prison last May. We are thrilled that this beloved mentor and elder is finally free.
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