Activists usher in campaign to bring Mumia Abu-Jamal home


Mumia Abu-Jamaloriginally by: InfoShop News
published: 22 January 2014

Since the President’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, some media outlets have zealously revisited the case of celebrated political prisoner and radio journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Specifically, controversy has arisen over Abegbile because his name appears in post-sentencing legal briefs that successfully challenged the constitutionality of Abu-Jamal’s death sentence.

Since the President’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, some media outlets have zealously revisited the case of celebrated political prisoner and radio journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Specifically, controversy has arisen over Abegbile because his name appears in post-sentencing legal briefs that successfully challenged the constitutionality of Abu-Jamal’s death sentence.

After more than 28 years on death row and having survived two execution dates, Abu-Jamal was transferred in 2011 to general population at the State Correctional Institution, Mahanoy, in Frackville, Pennsylvania, where he is now serving a life sentence.

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