News Updates

Prisoners and Advocacy Groups Win Right to a Trial on Constitutionality of the Silencing Act (PA SB508)

For Immediate Release

March 7, 2015

This afternoon, Chief Judge for the federal court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Christopher Conner, ruled that Plaintiffs in the cases Abu-Jamal v. Kane and Prison Legal News v. Kane had standing against Attorney General Kane to seek a ruling on the constitutionality of the Silencing Act, a censorship law targeted at Mumia Abu-Jamal and other currently and formerly incarcerated people.

Continuing the Fight Against the Silencing Act, Prisoners and Advocacy Groups Seek Injunctive Relief to Stop Enforcement NOW

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2015
Attn: News Desk

Continuing the Fight Against the Silencing Act, Prisoners and Advocacy Groups Seek Injunctive Relief to Stop Enforcement NOW

A motion for a preliminary injunction was filed today in the ongoing lawsuit, Abu-Jamal v. Kane, challenging a Pennsylvania censorship law intended to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal and others convicted of personal injury crimes.

Prisoners and Advocacy Groups Sue to Prevent Censorship After Passage of “Revictimization Relief Act”

For Immediate Release: November 10, 2014

Attn: News Desk

Prisoners and Advocacy Groups Sue to Prevent Censorship After Passage of “Revictimization Relief Act”

A lawsuit challenging a Pennsylvania censorship law intended to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal and others convicted of personal injury crimes was filed today, less than one month after outgoing Governor Corbett signed the bill into law.