MEDIA RELEASE: Lawsuit seeks attorney and family access to Mumia Abu-Jamal

MEDIA RELEASE: Lawsuit seeks attorney and family access to Mumia Abu-Jamal Abu-Jamal has been held virtually incommunicado in the hospital for a week May 18, 2015: This morning attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a lawsuit in the Middle…

Abu-Jamal v. Kane - Silencing Act Declared Unconstitutional

Abu-Jamal v. Kane – Silencing Act Declared Unconstitutional

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Chief Judge for the federal court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Christopher Connor, ruled in favor of plaintiffs in the consolidated cases of Abu-Jamal v. Kane and Prison Legal News v. Kane and held…

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Prisoners and Advocacy Groups Win Right to a Trial On Constitutionality of the Silencing Act (PA SB508)

This afternoon, Chief Judge for the federal court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Christopher Conner, ruled that Plaintiffs in the cases Abu-Jamal v. Kane and Prison Legal News v. Kane had standing against Attorney General Kane to seek a…

MEDIA RELEASE: Preliminary Injunction Filed to Prevent “Silencing Act” from Stopping Prisoners’ Speech

January 8, 2015 – A motion for a preliminary injunction was filed today in the ongoing lawsuit, Abu-Jamal v. Kane, challenging a Pennsylvania censorship law intended to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal and others convicted of personal injury crimes. The Abolitionist Law…

Mumia Abu-Jamal

MEDIA RELEASE: Lawsuit seeks to invalidate outgoing Governor’s censorship statute

Prisoners, human rights advocates, scholars, and media sue to prevent enforcement of “Silence Mumia Law” November 10, 2014: Pittsburgh, PA – A lawsuit challenging a Pennsylvania censorship law intended to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal and others convicted of personal injury crimes…

ALC Legal Director Interviewed on Law and Disorder Radio Program re: "Silence Mumia Law"

ALC Legal Director Interviewed on Law and Disorder Radio Program re: “Silence Mumia Law”

ALC Legal Director, Bret Grote, was recently interviewed on Law and Disorder Radio about the passage and signing of the “Silence Mumia Law.” More from the producers of Law and Disorder Radio: Last Thursay, the Pennsylvania State Senate in a…

MEDIA RELEASE: “Silence Mumia Law” targets ALC clients Mumia Abu-Jamal and Prison Radio for political repression in violation of the U.S. Constitution

MEDIA RELEASE: “Silence Mumia Law” targets ALC clients Mumia Abu-Jamal and Prison Radio for political repression in violation of the U.S. Constitution

October 21, 2014: Pittsburgh, PA – Prison Radio and imprisoned intellectual and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal have retained the Abolitionist Law Center (ALC) to provide legal representation for them in response to Pennsylvania General Assembly’s passage of a bill intended to…

Family filing suit over son's suicide while isolated in SCI Cresson

Family filing suit over son’s suicide while isolated in SCI Cresson

By Paula Reed Ward / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Link to Post-Gazette article HERE Brandon Palakovic was witty and personable. He was smart, didn’t like to complain and made people laugh. But, he also had trouble following rules — even from a young age… But, what happened to her son at State Correctional Institution Cresson — where Brandon was forced to spend weeks at a time in solitary confinement — she continued, is appalling. “He was trapped, and there was nothing he could do to get out of it,” she said from her home now in Spring Hill, Tenn. “It was horrible. I wouldn’t treat an animal like that.”