Friends and family members of Abolitionist Law Center client John ‘Yahya’ Moore launched their official supporter campaign on social media for the 49 year-old Philadelphian on his birthday last week. Moore, who also goes by Yahya, was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death by incarceration (life without parole) 26 years ago.
Throughout his unjust imprisonment, and in spite of the torturous conditions that our community members face behind bars, Moore has “discovered the depth of the human spirit and the unexpected strength within it”, he writes in a Medium post.
Throughout August, the campaign will be sharing how Moore was framed by the Philadelphia Police and failed by the courts, and will also feature testimonials from those on the inside and outside who’ve been inspired by our client.
Yahya currently studies law and has worked as a legal reference aid, attended and facilitated peer-to-peer group workshops ranging from Alternatives to Violence, Just Listening (listening justly), Let’s Circle Up (restorative justice), and others. He is also attending courses thru Villanova University while in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree.