BY: NYC Jericho Movement TARGET: Tina M. Stanford, Chair of NYS Board of Parole
Anthony Bottom, aka Jalil Muntaqim, has been incarcerated since 1971 for his involvement with the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. A victim of the FBI’s illegal COINTELPROgram, he has been behind bars for 44 years and is currently in his sixties. Jalil maintains an exemplary prison record, and is the co-founder of the Jericho Amnesty Movement working to free all political prisoners and prisoners of war. Jalil—a great grandfather, brother, son, and friend—is nearing his ninth parole hearing in September 2016.