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Linn Washington Jr. is a veteran investigative journalist who writes regularly on issues involving the criminal justice system, the news media, race-&-racism, constitutional rights and the Mumia Abu-Jamal case. He is passionate about examining injustices. Washington embraces the often forgotten role of journalism: to hold the powerful accountable. Washington writes a weekly column for The Philadelphia Tribune, America's oldest African-American owned newspaper. He is a graduate of the Yale Law Journalism Fellowship. Washington enjoys biking, hiking and visiting foreign countries. He lives in a semi-rural section of South Jersey.
The 'Mumia Exception' - Explaining Injustice
This "Mumia Exception" is the phrase devised to describe the practice repeatedly employed by state and federal courts to strip death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal of the same legal relief those courts extend to other inmates raising the same legal issue when challenging violations of their legal rights.