Media Alert: In Celebrating Juneteenth, We Must Remember Those Who Are Still Caged

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

MEDIA RELEASE: Prisoners and Activists Stop New Prison on Coal Mine Site in Kentucky

For Immediate Release June 13, 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

Media Release: Emergency Petition Filed For Young Woman Placed In Solitary Confinement During Her Birthday

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

Media Release: Janet and Janine Africa are paroled after forty years of incarceration!!!

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!!!

Federal Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Activist Who Was Assaulted and Arrested at North Versailles

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

Action Alert: Rally Against Family Separation in Allegheny County Criminal Courts

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

Petition for Allowance of Appeal Filed on Behalf of Avis Lee to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

#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

Civil Rights Advocates Settle Lawsuit With PA Department of Corrections Over Legal Mail Policy

  March 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Andy Hoover, media@aclupa.org, 717-236-6827 x213 Miracle Jones, communications@alcenter.org, 412-346-6537 Rebecca Susman, rsusman@pailp.org, 412-434-6004   HARRISBURG – The team of public interest lawyers who brought two federal civil rights challenges against the Pennsylvania Continue reading Civil Rights Advocates Settle Lawsuit With PA Department of Corrections Over Legal Mail Policy

Media Release: PA Superior Court Urges PA Supreme Court to Review Whether Avis Lee can Challenge Life-Without-Parole Sentence Imposed at 18 years-old

For Immediate Release Friday, March 1, 2019: The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a unanimous en banc decision today disallowing Avis Lee the opportunity to challenge the constitutionality of her life without parole sentence, which was imposed for her role as Continue reading Media Release: PA Superior Court Urges PA Supreme Court to Review Whether Avis Lee can Challenge Life-Without-Parole Sentence Imposed at 18 years-old