NOI Prison Reform

Struggle to free Mumia continues at Oct. 29 hearing

by Gregory Muhammad -Guest Columnist-

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a former Black Panther Party member and a MOVE supporter. A new court date is scheduled for October 29 for Mumia’s lawyers to present oral arguments that... »

NOI Student National Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad Visits Delaware Valley Region

by Gregory Muhammad | Jul 11, 2018 - 12:43:58 PM

PHILADELPHIA—The Delaware Valley Region was blessed to host the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Student National Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad, who was invited into the region by Student Regional Minister Rodney Muhammad. »

Prison Ministry workshop focuses on flaws in child support system

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Mar 21, 2018 - 2:21:27 PM

As part of the 2018 Saviours’ Day convention, the Nation of Islam National Prison Reform Ministry hosted a workshop, Saturday, February 24, titled, “The Issue of Child Support and Exorbitant Interest Rates and its Impact on the Incarcerated and Formerly-Incarcerated: Separation is the Only Solution.” »

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

by Ansar El Muhammad | Jan 18, 2018 - 1:16:46 PM

The Lancaster California State Prison Nation of Islam Study Group hosted their first Annual N.O.I. Peace & Reconciliation Conference. Special guest speaker was the Nation of Islam’s Western Region Student Minister Tony Muhammad. »

Advocacy and reform amid challenges in U.S. prisons

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 25, 2017 - 8:06:21 PM

The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 901 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails, and 76 Indian Country jails. »

NOI Prison Reform Ministry's work and fight for Mumia

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 12, 2017 - 10:29:34 AM

The Nation of Islam Delaware Valley Prison Ministry has been at the forefront and instrumental in advocating for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal. The political prisoner and activist is serving a life sentence for the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. »

Student National Prison Minister speaks at facility in Florida

by Kenya Muhammad | Oct 10, 2017 - 12:36:10 PM

On a special Saturday, inmates at the Coleman Federal Correctional Facility were honored by the presence of the Nation of Islam Student National Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad, who was accompanied by Student Minister Ali Muhammad of St. Petersburg, Fla. »

Fight Continues For Justice For Mumia Abu-Jamal

by Gregory Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Jun 28, 2017 - 12:55:15 PM

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birth anniversary included a hearing on his Post Conviction Relief Act Petition in a Philadelphia courtroom. The hearing was held at the Criminal Justice Center. »

A setback in fight for fair prison phone rates

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jun 20, 2017 - 3:01:26 PM

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a 2-1 decision that regulations that capped the high cost of in-state phone calls by prison inmates are now null and void. The June 13 ruling has put partisan politics over people, say prison reform advocates. »

The teachings of the Nation of Islam gives hope, freedom to prisoners

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | Mar 7, 2017 - 11:05:50 AM

There are over 2.3 million prisoners in the American criminal justice system according to a 2016 report from Prisonpolicy.org. There are presently 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 942 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,283 local jails and 79 Indian Country jails in addition to military prisons, immigration detention facilities and civil commitment centers in the U.S. »

The 35th Anniversary of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Struggle To Prove His Innocence

by Gregory Muhammad | Feb 2, 2017 - 11:58:20 AM

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life continues to be critical and in danger. Pam Africa, Mumia’s family and many supporting organizations informed us in 2015 that the political prisoner almost died from Hep C complications. »

Inmate wants Congress to address 'forgotten' victims of crack cocaine sentencing disparity

by Eric Ture Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Feb 2, 2017 - 11:57:13 AM

ATLANTA—In 2014, the Obama administration allowed Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates to submit applications for clemency—or the commutation of sentences thousands of mostly Black, first time, nonviolent offenders, suffered under mandatory sentencing of 100 to 1 for crack cocaine versus powder cocaine convictions in the 1990s. »

The uphill battle in pardoning U.S. political prisoners

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 14, 2016 - 12:02:13 PM

As the curtain falls on the presidency of Barack Obama many efforts are underway seeking the pardons or commutations for political prisoners past and present. »

Is The Water Unsafe To Drink In Pennsylvania Prison?

by Gregory Muhammad | Sep 13, 2016 - 2:01:50 PM

The water issue at SCI-Graterford must be investigated by an independent agency. The NOI Prison Reform Ministry Delaware Valley Region supports the demand for an investigation into the SCI-Graterford water issue. We must expose this action. »

Supporting Juvenile Lifers Getting New Sentences

by Gregory Muhammad | Sep 6, 2016 - 3:19:26 PM

According to a May 2016 report, approximately 500 juvenile lifers are in the Pennsylvania State Prison System. This is unacceptable to have our children confined in state prisons for life without the possibility of parole. »

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Struggle to free Mumia continues at Oct. 29 hearing

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a former Black Panther Party member and...

NOI Student National Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad Visits Delaware Valley Region

PHILADELPHIA—The Delaware Valley Region was blessed to host the Honorable...

Prison Ministry workshop focuses on flaws in child support system

As part of the 2018 Saviours’ Day convention, the Nation...

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

The Lancaster California State Prison Nation of Islam Study Group...

Advocacy and reform amid challenges in U.S. prisons

The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million...

NOI Prison Reform Ministry's work and fight for Mumia

The Nation of Islam Delaware Valley Prison Ministry has been...

Student National Prison Minister speaks at facility in Florida

On a special Saturday, inmates at the Coleman Federal Correctional...

Supporting Juvenile Lifers Getting New Sentences

According to a May 2016 report, approximately 500 juvenile lifers...

Nashville Prison Reform Ministry—An Example Of 10,000 Fearless

The city of Nashville is blessed to have Brothers of...

Is The Water Unsafe To Drink In Pennsylvania Prison?

The water issue at SCI-Graterford must be investigated by an...

The uphill battle in pardoning U.S. political prisoners

As the curtain falls on the presidency of Barack Obama...

The teachings of the Nation of Islam gives hope, freedom to prisoners

There are over 2.3 million prisoners in the American criminal...
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