Will Francome was born on 9th of December 1981 in the United Kingdom. The same night, in Philadelphia, a black journalist, former member of the Black Panther party, was arrested for the murder of Daniel Faulkner, a police officer. His name: Mumia Abu-Jamal. While William grew up in a white middle-class suburb, Mumia Abu Jamal became a leader from death row, claiming his innocence and fighting against all injustices, the voice of the voiceless. When he was 25 years old, William decided to investigate Mumia Abu-Jamal’s story and soon uncovers that case for reasonnable doubt in the trial had been overruled for discutable reasons. The documentary film is the result of the investigation.
The first ever documentary to be awarded the Amnesty International Secretariat stamp for the accuity of its research, In Prison My Whole Life was selected to numerous film festivals, including Sundance, Roma, London, Geneva... It won awards at the Paris and Geneva Human Rights Film Festival, at the Berlin Black Film Festival... Click to watch In Prison My Whole Life online or order the DVD.
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A MESSAGE FROM MUMIA's SUPPORTERS (10th of September 2015)
MUMIA ALERT! Phone Calls Needed Now!
MUMIA FACES RETALIATORY TRANSFER
September 7, 2015. Two days ago, prison staff boxed-up all Mumia’s personal effects from his cell while he was in the prison infirmary trying to recover from the prison’s medical malfeasance and neglect that nearly killed him. The handling of prison property in the absence of a prisoner is a violation of prison procedures. After signing the forms required when prisoner property is placed in storage, Mumia asked if he was about to be moved to a different facility, since the boxing up of a prisoner’s property usually precedes a transfer. An officer assured him that he would not be transferred; but this all seemed really strange to Mumia.
A retaliatory transfer to some other prison would be a new blow against Mumia’s health, and would steep him and his family in greater fear and uncertainty.
Why do we sense retaliation? Because Mumia’s attorneys have filed a lawsuit charging the PA Department of Corrections with medical neglect, i.e. with failure to diagnose his disease in a timely way and with continuing to deny him adequate treatment of his debilitating and life-threatening Hepatitis C condition. The PA Department of Corrections was set to respond to the lawsuit this Thursday in court. A transfer to another prison, without giving him fully professional healthcare, would be retaliatory. Indeed it would be an attack Mumia, another way for his enemies to see him dead.We must stop any retaliatory transfer. No transfer of Mumia should take place that does not take him to a quality medical center for cure of his very serious, but treatable, Hepatitis C condition. Keep up the fight for Mumia’s life!
CALL the PA Department of Corrections and Mumia’s prison now. Here’s the message:
Stop Any Retaliatory Transfer! Treat-to-Cure Mumia’s Hepatitis C Now!
Phone in both of these demands to:
John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections, Pennsylvania; Phone: (717) 728-2573
John Kerestes, Superintendent, SCI-Mahanoy prison; Phone: (570) 773-2158