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 42 years and is currently over 60 years old. 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 8th parole hearing in the summer of 2014.
He has been widely supported in Buffalo, NY, and the community there welcomes his release on parole in 2014.