#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
March 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Andy Hoover, email@example.com, 717-236-6827 x213 Miracle Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-346-6537 Rebecca Susman, email@example.com, 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
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
February 22, 2019 HARRISBURG – Lawyers for four civil rights organizations and one person who is currently incarcerated announced today that they are finalizing the details of a settlement of their lawsuits challenging the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ policy of Continue reading Media Release: Civil Rights Groups and PA Department of Corrections Near Settlement of Lawsuit Over Legal Mail
February 19, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Andy Hoover, firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-236-6827 x213 Miracle Jones, email@example.com, 412-346-6537 Rebecca Susman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-434-6004 HARRISBURG – The trial in two lawsuits challenging the Pennsylvania state prison system’s policy of copying and storing mail between lawyers Continue reading Media Alert: Trial Begins in Challenge to State Prisons’ Legal Mail Policy
The preliminary injunction hearing in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, challenging the PA Department of Corrections new legal mail policy, which involves the photocopying of all attorney-client mail, will begin this Tuesday, Continue reading ACTION ALERT: HEARING SCHEDULED FOR LEGAL MAIL INJUNCTION
The Abolitionist Law Center is proud to announce that all charges against Blak Rapp Madusa were dismissed on Thursday as our Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus was granted by Judge Cashman. The courtroom was filled to capacity as Bret Continue reading Media Alert: All Charges Dropped Against Blak Rapp Madusa
For Immediate Release January 08, 2019 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Over the last couple of weeks, the national discourse has been on highlighting the realities that Black Women face. From #survivingrkelly to #jasminebarnes to #metoo,Black women have asked the community at Continue reading Media Alert: Community Pre-Trial Press Conference for Blak Rapp Madusa on January 10 to Highlight the Disparities and Injustices Facing Black Women and Girls.
Greetings From Saleem! Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello Everyone, As this year comes to a close, I want to first thank you so much for your support over the years. Your encouragement and dedication to justice is the reason why Continue reading Action Alert: A Message From Saleem
Court rules Incarcerated Woman’s Lawsuit Challenging Deprivation of Pain Medication and Mobility Devices May Proceed. For Immediate Release December 31, 2018 PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. On Friday, The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania rejected motions to dismiss Continue reading Media Release: Court rules Incarcerated Woman’s Lawsuit Challenging Deprivation of Pain Medication and Mobility Devices May Proceed.