On 16 March 2000, Imam Jamil was sentenced to life imprisonment at Georgia State Prison, in Reidsville, on charges of 13 counts of murder and felony murder for shooting two deputies, one of whom, Deputy Ricky Kinchen, died as a result of the shootings.
On 1 August 2007, the Imam was then transferred from the Georgia State Prison to Colorado’s ADMAX Federal facility, America’s most notorious supermax prison also known as the ‘Guantanamo Bay of the mainland’.
Please find detailed updates on Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s case below, in addition to a downloadable campaign pack.
22 January 2009
Imam Jamil mentioned in open letter from IHRC to President Barack Obama regarding the widespread use of 23-hour solitary confinement in the US prison system
30 October 2008
Imam Jamil replies to IHRC Eid card, fact sheet with updates online
5 February 2008
Request for transfer
28 January 2008
Court finds Imam Jamil’s mail improperly tampered with: