In two broadcasts on Prison Radio, which is carried by over one hundred radio stations, Mumia explains the case of indigenous leader Nestora Salgado who is a political prisoner in Mexico. Mumia also reads excerpts from her October message to students protesting the disappearance of 43 of their classmates in Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an internationally renowned journalist, author and activist from Philadelphia who has been in prison since 1981 when he was framed for shooting a police officer. Mumia spent decades on death row, which was reduced to a life sentence in 2011. Despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, prosecutorial misconduct and police coercion of witnesses, he remains imprisoned in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He is known as the “Voice of the Voiceless” for his award- winning commentaries.
Prison Radio broadcasts the voices of prisoners and their mission is to challenge unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism and gender discrimination.
Prison Radio was recently targeted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who signed into law SB508, which prohibits prisoners and those formerly incarcerated from speaking publicly.
The law targets journalists, non-profits and individuals who aid prisoners in communicating to the outside world, and is particularly meant to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal. Find out how you can support Prison Radio’s lawsuit to overturn this attack on free speech at PrisonRadio.org.