Workers Vanguard No. 885

2 February 2007



In “Free Jamal Hart!” (WV No. 884, 19 January), we wrote that Hart had “already been locked up for eight years,” framed up in retaliation for his prominent activism to free his father, death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. While Hart was sentenced in 1998, he was in fact initially arrested by Philadelphia police in October 1996 and then released without bail. When he appeared for his trial on 30 January 1997, he was dragged off to jail by federal marshals and has been imprisoned ever since. He is now beginning his eleventh year of incarceration.