By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal are demanding he be released from prison for health reasons. They rallied outside the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office today.

Supporter Johanna Fernandez told the crowd Abu-Jumal has been experiencing chest pressure and labored breathing for at least a week.

He was convicted in the 1981 killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Supporters also rallied at the same site on Saturday.