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After twenty years on death row, Mumia Abu-Jamal was released from his death sentence...but not the conviction.

This once prominent radio reporter was convicted for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982, after a trial many have criticized as profoundly biased. Live from Death Row is a collection of his prison writings--an impassioned yet unflinching account of the brutalities and humiliations of prison life, and a scathing indictment of racism and political bias in the American judicial system.


Before his conviction, Mumia Abu-Jamal covered community development and culture as a radio reporter in Philadelphia and was president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. Once a Black Panther, his writings have been published in The Nation and The Yale Law Review. He is the author of the books All Things Considered, Death Blossoms, and Faith of Our Fathers. In August 1995 he was granted a stay of execution, and his appeal for a new trial is currently pending.


  • Publisher: ‎Harper Perennial (June 1, 1996)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Paperback: ‎224 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎0380727668
  • ISBN-13: ‎9780380727667
  • Item Weight: ‎6.3 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎5.25 x 0.5 x 8 inches
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