Jalil Muntaqim

Jalil Muntaqim Has Been In Prison For 50 Years & Now He’s Battling COVID-19

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Over 49 years ago, Jalil Muntaqim (formerly Anthony Bottom), who is now nearly 70 years old, is one of the longest held people in prison in New York state. Muntaqim was originally sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of killing two police officers, but that sentence has continuously been extended. This week, he tested positive for COVID-19, and is fighting new challenges to stay alive. Now, his lawyer and supporters hope to get him released from prison at least until the pandemic subsides and conditions are safer.