MUMIA Abu-Jamal is officially off death row.
The cop-killer was transferred from a maximum-security prison in western Pennsylvania Wednesday to the Mahanoy state prison, a medium-security institution in Frackville, 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
Corrections Department spokeswoman Susan Bensinger confirmed the move yesterday.
Abu-Jamal, who shot to death Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in December 1981, had spent the past 16 years at Greene state prison in Waynesburg, more than 260 miles west of Philadelphia. He had also served time in other facilities.
Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for Faulkner's murder. But a federal appeals court recently ordered a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions. Last week, District Attorney Seth Williams instead agreed to a life term for Abu-Jamal.