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Widow Of Slain Philadelphia Cop Demands Answers After Transfer Of Husband’s Killer

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The transfer of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal from death row to a medium security prison in Schuylkill County has raised questions from the officer’s widow.

But a representative of Pennsylvania’s department of corrections has told Philadelphia’s district attorney that Abu-Jamal is getting no special treatment.

Abu-Jamal was removed from death row and transferred to the Mahanoy medium security prison in Frackville, Pa., after the DA announced earlier this month that he would end efforts to have the convicted cop killer executed (see related story).

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(Maureen Faulker. File photo)

Maureen Faulkner (right), widow of slain officer Daniel Faulkner, has vowed to fight to prevent any special treatment for Abu-Jamal, and contacted DA Seth Williams.

“Maureen Faulkner was  of course concerned when she first heard the news, and I told her we were going to find out exactly how the defendant was classified, where the inmate is, what the restrictions are,” Williams said today.

A corrections department spokeswoman wouldn’t discuss the specifics of Abu-Jamal’s case with KYW Newsradio, but generally explained that a transfer from death row to the general prison population would give an inmate more opportunity to be out of his cell for opportunities including classes, work within the prison, and exercise.

But she says it is still a secure facility.


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  • take one sunshine ,queen for a day

    rot mumia

  • charW

    My heart goes out to the family that loss their loved one, but that widow needs to forgive, so that she can be free. Mumar is not the only one in prison, the widow is also in a prison of bitterness and continued hate.

  • vanessa

    she just needs to get over it and move on with her life……………..


      Hey Vanessa, you need to just STFU……obviously you are a Mumia fan……crawl back into your crack house and shut your yap!!!!

  • Roman Doroshenko

    He looks like a slob! My neighbors are from Africa (Senegal), real Africans, and they even think he, “looks messy”. Make him cut his hair and use it as a mop to clean his new home, daily!!!

    • grumpy

      Maybe they should shave his @ss and make him walk backwards for the rest of his time! Once again,the system fails!

  • Hater

    I just hope he gets the justice he deserves in the GP. Thirty years overdue but better late than never. One beating a day until dead would suffice.

    • charW

      @Hater Mumar will serve his sentence, but you cannot justify your answer and your hate. You are so bitter, you even gave yourself a negative name like Hater. Get some help before it is too late.

    • charW

      Who hurt you when you were a child? Only a hurt and abused person can write like this.

      • Hater

        I wonder what happened to lil mumia that made him shoot a police officer in the back and then empty his gun into his face and head as he lie helpless in the street. Was he hurt and abused too?

  • Carolyn

    I would think leaving Mumia in solitary, would be better than allowing him to have access to all of the ammenities of a medium security prison, such as excercise, job in prison etc…

  • JJ

    Who wrote this article? A 2nd grader? Who is “She” at the end?

    • Bill

      If you bothered to read it, you would see that the “she” refers to the spokeswoman for the corrections department.

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