Habeas Petitions Filed To Free Move Members Janet and Janine Africa

October 04, 2018 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Today, the Abolitionist Law Center and the Peoples Law Office filed Habeas motions in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of Janet Hollaway Africa and Janine Phillips Africa Continue reading Habeas Petitions Filed To Free Move Members Janet and Janine Africa

Lawsuit Filed Seeking Immediate Treatment for Hepatitis C

  September 26, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). The Amistad Law Project, The Abolitionist Law Center, and the Law Office of Carey Shenkman on Monday  filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to Continue reading Lawsuit Filed Seeking Immediate Treatment for Hepatitis C

Fighting for the Right to the Cure – ALC’s Hepatitis C Pro Se Litigation Manual

A Guide for Filing a Lawsuit to Win Treatment with the Breakthrough Cure for Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Pro Se Litigation Manual The Abolitionist Law Center’s Hepatitis C Project was developed to assist incarcerated people throughout the state of Pennsylvania Continue reading Fighting for the Right to the Cure – ALC’s Hepatitis C Pro Se Litigation Manual

Allegheny County Jail to Cease Housing Pregnant Women in Isolation

Agreement Reached in Settlement of a Lawsuit Brought by Women who Were Housed in Solitary While Pregnant PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County has settled a lawsuit filed last December by five women who challenged the county jail’s practice of housing pregnant Continue reading Allegheny County Jail to Cease Housing Pregnant Women in Isolation

MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Court Orders DOC to Provide Hepatitis C Treatment to Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia to receive treatment with direct-acting antiviral medications within 21-days January 3, 2017: Federal district court Judge Robert Mariani granted political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s request for a preliminary injunction, forcing the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide him with Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Court Orders DOC to Provide Hepatitis C Treatment to Mumia Abu-Jamal

Lawsuit Filed Challenging County Jail’s Practice of Placing Pregnant Women in Solitary Confinement

PITTSBURGH (December 19) – The ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Abolitionist Law Center (ALC), the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP), and Reed Smith LLP joined forces today in filing claims in federal court challenging the inhumane way officials treat pregnant women Continue reading Lawsuit Filed Challenging County Jail’s Practice of Placing Pregnant Women in Solitary Confinement

MEDIA RELEASE: Lawsuit Filed Against Corizon and Allegheny County Jail for Starving 28-year-old, Causing Heart Attack

October 12, 2016: A lawsuit filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania federal court today describes the harrowing story of plaintiff Christopher Wallace, who was twice hospitalized because medical staff employed by Corizon at the Allegheny County Jail (ACJ) failed Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Lawsuit Filed Against Corizon and Allegheny County Jail for Starving 28-year-old, Causing Heart Attack

MEDIA RELEASE: DOC’s Hepatitis C Protocol Ruled Unconstitutional But Mumia Denied Treatment

Federal Court Finds DOC’s Hepatitis C Protocol Unconstitutional But Requires New Defendants Be Added to Lawsuit Before Ordering Treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal  September 1, 2016: Federal district court judge Robert Mariani denied political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s request for a preliminary Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: DOC’s Hepatitis C Protocol Ruled Unconstitutional But Mumia Denied Treatment

MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Court to Decide if Mumia Abu-Jamal Has Right to Hepatitis C Treatment

On Friday, March 11, attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed their post-hearing brief in support of Abu-Jamal’s motion for a preliminary injunction ordering the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to provide him with treatment for his hepatitis C. Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Court to Decide if Mumia Abu-Jamal Has Right to Hepatitis C Treatment

Voices from the Inside: George Dalie on Environmental Justice at SCI Fayette

I was previously incarcerated at the Fayette institution from February 2011 until February 2013. During my time there, I was both a witness to and victim of the toxic environment. On so many mornings I remember leaving my housing unit (C-Block B-side) en route to the Facility dining hall, at which time I would witness a dusty substance that was very thick and made it difficult to see any farther than nine to twelve feet in any direction. I would eat the morning meal, then return to the housing unit. Before locking into my assigned prison cell, I would have to shake out my clothing to remove the same dusty substance. It would be all over the floor in front of the cell and I would have to clean it up with toilet tissue. Continue reading Voices from the Inside: George Dalie on Environmental Justice at SCI Fayette