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Student National Prison Minister speaks at facility in Florida

by Kenya Muhammad

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... »

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. »

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

by Flarrie K. Muhammad | Sep 6, 2016 - 12:15:51 PM

The city of Nashville is blessed to have Brothers of the F.O.I. who have been dedicated to traveling for years down various highways to institutions in surrounding cities armed with the BOLDEST Teaching on the Planet of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. »

‘What Islam Has Done For Me’

by Brother Demarco Muhammad | Jul 14, 2016 - 12:02:09 PM

As a husband, a father of four with 3 grandchildren, a business owner and chairman of a non-profit organization, I’m totally indebted to Allah for His divine mercy of light found in the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, an absolute Light that brought me out of darkness. »

Men On A Mission: Prison Reform Ministry Delivers Water To Inmates In Flint, Michigan

by Mahalieka Muhammad | May 17, 2016 - 12:24:53 PM

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 several men on a mission led by Student National Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad delivered seven pallets of water to inmates at Genesee County Jail in Flint, Michigan. »

What Islam Has Done For Me!

by Bro. Jason 4X Rodriguez | Apr 13, 2016 - 11:35:34 PM

In 1988 at the age of 16 I was arrested, charged and sentenced to prison as an adult to 8 1/3 - 25 years in New York State. I was an only child who was born in Spanish Harlem (El Barrio) and raised in the Bronx. »

Southern Region Prison Reform: Healing begins In The Mind

by Bro. Rodney Perkins | Apr 13, 2016 - 11:27:44 PM

On Feb. 26, 2016 Student Minister Brother James Muhammad came to Bibb County Correctional Facility to speak at the monthly Culture Awareness Program. »

Justice Or Else! For Prisoner Health And Treatments

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Apr 5, 2016 - 9:54:59 AM

DETROIT—The Nation of Islam Prison Reform Ministry’s workshop held at the Cobo Convention Center offered a riveting panel discussion on biological warfare, expansion and outreach to Native American prisoners, and a special Saviours’ Day message from political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. »

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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...

A setback in fight for fair prison phone rates

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of...

Fight Continues For Justice For Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birth anniversary included a hearing on his...

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

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life continues to be critical and in danger....

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

ATLANTA—In 2014, the Obama administration allowed Federal Bureau of Prisons...

‘What Islam Has Done For Me’

As a husband, a father of four with 3 grandchildren,...

Southern Region Prison Reform: Healing begins In The Mind

On Feb. 26, 2016 Student Minister Brother James Muhammad came...