The Abolitionist Law Center is proud to announce our Board President, Jamelia Morgan has published a journal article calling for the abolition of ableism while fighting back against mass incarceration. REFLECTIONS ON REPRESENTING INCARCERATED PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: ABLEISM IN PRISON REFORM Continue reading The Abolitionist Framework Must Combat Ableism in Order To Ensure the Freedom and Equity of Those Behind Bars
June 21,2019 For Immediate Release (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) The Abolitionist Law Center and the People’s Law Office are proud to announce that Eddie Africa, of the MOVE 9, has been released from state custody after more than forty years of incarceration. Earlier this morning, Continue reading Media Alert: Eddie Africa of the #MOVE9 is home after four decades of incarceration
For Immediate Release June 20, 2019 Contact: Marianne Cufone, Green Justice, (813) 785-8386 Prisoners and Activists Stop New Prison on Coal Mine Site in Kentucky Washington, DC — In response to a federal lawsuit filed by Green Justice attorneys, the Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Prisoners and Activists Stop New Prison on Coal Mine Site in Kentucky
The Abolitionist Law Center is honored to join in the celebration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the ending of chattel slavery in the United States of America as it is commemorating when the last known individuals who were enslaved were notified Continue reading Media Alert: In Celebrating Juneteenth, We Must Remember Those Who Are Still Caged
On Monday the Abolitionist Law Center along with the law office of Timothy P. O’Brien and attorney Jules Lobel, filed an emergency petition against the Allegheny County Jail (ACJ) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Continue reading Media Release: Emergency Petition Filed For Young Woman Placed In Solitary Confinement During Her Birthday
The Abolitionist Law Center and the People’s Law Office are proud to share that Janet Holloway Africa and Janine Phillips Africa of the MOVE 9 have been released from state custody after more than forty years of incarceration. Earlier this morning, the MOVE sisters were finally released Continue reading Media Release: Janet and Janine Africa are paroled after forty years of incarceration!!!
May 8, 2019 PITTSBURGH, PA (May 8, 2019) – The Law Offices of Timothy P. O’Brien is filing a federal lawsuit against Christopher Kelly (“Kelly”) and Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, LLC (“Phoenix Theatres”) for assaulting and arresting Melanie Carter for recording Continue reading Federal Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Activist Who Was Assaulted and Arrested at North Versailles
The Abolitionist Law Center (ALC) is proud to announce we have merchandise!!!! Many of you have asked for innovative ways to support us, as we near our sixth year of existence. So, we have partnered with a local vendor to Continue reading Wear Your Support for ALC !!!
For Immediate Release April 23, 2019 (Pittsburgh, PA) Rally to support Joss Deuerling being permitted to seek treatment- not prison – and remain with her newborn baby Speakers: Representative Summer Lee; Bethany Hallam, plus speakers from ALC, ACLU-PA, Let’s Get Continue reading Action Alert: Rally Against Family Separation in Allegheny County Criminal Courts
#FreeAvisLee For Immediate Release (Pittsburgh) In following the recommendations of the Superior Court, Attorneys on behalf of Avis Lee filed Petition for Allowance of Appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in order continue fighting for her freedom. Just after her Continue reading Petition for Allowance of Appeal Filed on Behalf of Avis Lee to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court