MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a police officer even though witness saw someone else do it. 

NOAM CHOMSKY:  "Solitary Confinement is simply torture. It has been well known for a long time. It is savagery. Mass incaceration is an incredible crime. All of these things are a true international scandal. He is a striking case, but it is far more general. Maximum security prisons in the United States are horrendous. They make Guantanamo look like a vacation resort. Same with Death Row. Executions in the United States are far beyond the norm. There are very few countries except ones that we would prefer not to mention that use the death penalty either at all or anything like the U.S. does."

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301 Morea Rd.
Frackville, PA. 17932