Monday, December 8, 2008

"In Prison My Whole Life"

The Sundance Channel will be broadcasting a 2007 documentary regarding Mumia Abul-Jamal titled "In Prison My Whole Life" at 9 p.m. tonight. Abu-Jamal is presently facing life in prison for killing police officer William Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981 in Philadelphia. Jamal, who was a member of the Black Panther Party and a local journalist, has consistently maintained his innocence, and continues to appeal the verdict some 27 years later.

Ellen Gray of the Philadelphia Daily News profiles the documentary and actually worked for the newspaper at the time of the killing, walking nightly by the scene of the killing at 13th and Locust street.

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