A Brief Overview of Mumia’s Case

The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a prisoner on Pennsylvania’s Death Row for 17 years, is one of the most important political cases of the 20th century. In many respects, the case has followed a track eerily reminiscent of the 1920′s trial and execution of the framed anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. As a high school student, [...]

In 2011 the Federal Appeals Court Vacated Mumia’s Death Penalty Sentence

In 1982 Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for the murder of Philadelphia police officer William Faulkner. Amnesty International, legal experts, and supporters around the world have cited overwhelming evidence that Mumia did not receive a fair trial and is innocent. In 2011, after nearly 30 years on Death Row, Mumia Abu-Jamal was released and [...]

Mumia Legal Update: February 25, 2013


On Monday, February 25, 2013, Prof. Judith Ritter of Widener Law School and Christina Swarns of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. filed an appeal in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania challenging the fairness of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas’ surprise August 2012 Order resentencing Mumia Abu-Jamal to life imprisonment without parole. [...]