Tag Archive: Mumia Abu-Jamal

New photos of Mumia

From Prison Radio

New photos of Mumia – the first taken since 1996 – show that the injustice leveled against him has not diminished his love, courage, and strength.

Mumia’s first contact visits after 30yrs in Solitary.  New Photos February 2012


Rachel Wolkenstein, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Wadiya Jamal


Mumia Abu-Jamal


Pam Africa, Abdul, Mike Africa and Mumia Abu-Jamal


Pam Africa and Mumia Abu-Jamal

Johanna Fernandez, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Heidi Boghosian

The first step toward freedom in 2012: The fight to get Mumia out of the hole

PA Department of Corrections Gives Up, For Now!
Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved Out of Administrative Custody!
Free Mumia from the Hell Hole of Prison!

By Rachel Wolkenstein
February 1, 2012

Fifty days after the Philadelphia District Attorney conceded defeat in its attempt to legally lynch Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) was compelled to abandon its efforts to keep Mumia in the tortuous conditions of Administrative Custody (AC) (more commonly known as solitary or “the hole”). In the face of an ever-growing international protest campaign, the threat of legal action and Mumia’s courage and political integrity, on Friday morning, January 27, 2012, Mumia was moved into general population at SCI Mahanoy. (more…)

Our Contact Visit With Mumia

From Prison Radio

Comrades, Brothers and Sisters:

Heidi Boghosian and I just returned from a very moving visit with Mumia. We visited yesterday, Thursday, February 2. This was Mumia’s second contact visit in over 30 years, since his transfer to General Population last Friday, Jan 27. His first contact visit was with his wife, Wadiya, on Monday, January 30.
Unlike our previous visits to Death Row at SCI Greene and to solitary confinement at SCI Mahanoy, our visit yesterday took place in a large visitor’s area, amidst numerous circles of families and spouses who were visiting other inmates.  Compared to the intense and focused conversations we had had with Mumia in a small, isolated visiting cell on Death Row, behind sterile plexiglass, this exchange was more relaxed and informal and more unpredictably interactive with the people around us…it was more human.  There were so many scenes of affection around us, of children jumping on top of and pulling at their fathers, of entire families talking intimately around small tables, of couples sitting and quietly holding each other, and of girlfriends and wives stealing a forbidden kiss from the men they were there to visit (kisses are only allowed at the start and at the end of visits). These scenes were touching and beautiful, and markedly different from the images of prisoners presented to us by those in power. Our collective work could benefit greatly from these humane, intimate images. (more…)

Mumia Has Been Transferred to General Prison Population!

From Free Mumia

As of 1/27/12, Mumia Abu-Jamal has officially been transferred to General Prison Population after being held in Administrative Custody (“The Hole” or Solitary Confinement) at SCI Mahanoy, Frackville, PA for seven weeks.  This is the first time Mumia has been in General Population since his arrest in 1981.

This comes within hours of the of delivery of over 5,500 signed petitions to Department of Corrections headquarters in Camp Hill, PA and a compliant filed with the support of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez. (more…)