Protestors come to central Pa. to demand medical care for inmate convicted of killing police officer

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July 26, 2019 by socialaction2014


By David Wenner |

Note: this article has been revised to include updated reaction from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

A caravan of advocates met resistance at a state office in Cumberland County on Wednesday, but were eventually promised they could deliver their petition to a prison official.

The group of about 15 had traveled to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections building in Hamden Township on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been in state prison since being convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.

Carrying signs and a bullhorn, they planned to rally and hold a news conference near the main entrance of the building on Technology Parkway.

But they were met by police officers and officials who initially told them them must move to the edge of the property. After a peaceful discussion, an official said three caravan members could enter the building to deliver…

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