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In Prison My Whole Life is a 2008 documentary film about Mumia Abu-Jamal, directed by Marc Evans, and written by Evans and William Francome. The title comes from the fact that Abu-Jamal was arrested in December 1981, on the day Francome was born. Others involved with the project were Angela Davis, Anthony Arnove, Dead Prez, Howard Zinn, Mos Def, Noam Chomsky, Robert Meeropol, Russell Simmons, Snoop Dogg and Steve Earle. The film’s executive producer is Colin Firth.
The film looks at the life of imprisoned political activist and former Black Panther member, Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose death sentence for killing a police officer was overturned in 2001 due to technical errors made during his original 1982 sentencing hearing. The film investigates America’s civil rights history and its justice system through Jamal’s court case.