NYC Jericho received the following email from Sundiata on November 19, 2020:
From the Shoatz family:
Jalil Muntaqim is Home!
We are thrilled to announce that former Black Panther and respected and beloved elder Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) was released on October 7, 2020 after serving nearly 50 years in prison.
For months, public health experts, faith leaders, Congress members, and hundreds of others have warned NYS officials that the prisons are potential death traps in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing this, a New York State judge on April 27th ordered Jalil’s temporary release from Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY, based on his extreme vulnerability to the virus.
Fundraiser to Free Political Prisoner
Sundiata Acoli, 83, from 47 Years in Prison
by Florence Morgan
Dear Friends and Supporters of Sundiata Acoli: