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!!!
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
For Immediate Release October 16, 2018 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) On Tuesday, October 23, at 9:30 a.m. the Abolitionist Law Center will argue at an En Banc hearing in front of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case is the Commonwealth Continue reading Media Release: En Banc Hearing Granted For Avis Lee
New Data: Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Lead the Nation and World in Life Without Parole Sentences Comprehensive Study Shows that Life Without Parole Sentences in Pennsylvania are Imposed on the Young with Alarming Racial Disparities (Pittsburgh, PA) Philadelphia County has 2,694 Continue reading Media Release: A Way Out: Abolishing Death By Incarceration in Pennsylvania
Statement by Amistad Law Project and Abolitionist Law Center The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released their opinion in Commonwealth v. Batts (Batts II), a case that decided the appropriate procedure and sentence for the approximately 500 Pennsylvanians who were sentenced Continue reading The Batts II Decision: The Favorable and Where It Falls Short