This is the latest update I've received in reference to Brother Mumia Abu Jamal who was rushed to Schuylkill Medical Center on Monday, March 30, and is now allegedly in the ICU, isolated from his wife and family.
|MUMIA ABU JAMAL IN ICU IN SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER|
From: Matty Stardust <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Mumia hospitalized, denied visitation
For Immediate Release: March 31, 2015
Attn: News DeskDateline: Intensive Care Unit Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA
For information contact: Bret Grote - 412-654-9070PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11AM TUESDAY MARCH 31
Location: Outside Emergency Room Entrance,
Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA
700 E Norwegian St, Pottsville, PA
Mumia Abu-Jamal in Medical Crisis- 20hrs Doctors refuse to talk to lawyers and family Vigil ICU in Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA.Literally after 20 hours of torture Mumia remains disappeared. His family and his lawyers have been prevented from receiving any information.On the morning of Monday March 30th, prison officials at SCI Mahanoy say that Mumia Abu-Jamal had a "medical crisis" and was transported from the prison to the intensive care unit at the Schuylkill Medical Center, in Pottsville. PA.Shackled to the bed, alone, and prevented from knowing that his family is close by he remains in intensive care. Prison officials and hospital officials when not spreading misinformation are denying Mumia's family access to visits, while also denying the family and his lawyers any information or records about his condition.Mumia's family is keeping vigil in the ICU critical care visiting room.His supporters and lawyers were at trial challenging the Revictimization Review Act aka the "Mumia Silencing Act" in Harrisburg, PA when they received word that he had been taken to the hospital.The Abolitionist Law Center's Bret Grote is in Pottsville and vigorously preparing legal action to gain access to his client for the family and access to his medical records so that independent doctors can intervene.
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s brother Keith Cook stated “The rules that the prisons have are very arcane. They don’t give out any information about prisoners to their families or anyone else. It’s like you have your hands tied because you don’t know how the prisoner is and you have no way of talking to him. I remember a month ago--- Phil Africa exercising in the prison, next thing they know they moved him to a hospital and didn’t tell his family where he was, and three days later he was dead."It’s scary. This situation needs to change. The prison authorities need to be more humane to the families of prisoners.”Pam Africa stated "Prison Officials are lying. Mumia is going through torture at the hands of Department of Corrections through medical neglect. It is clear to people that they want to kill Mumia. They gave him the wrong medication which made his condition worse. Inmates on the inside who questioned what was happening have been subjected to direct retaliation by the superintendent. They have been moving concerned inmates out of Mumia's unit in an effort to both bury and keep this critical information from the public."Johanna Fernandez of the New York Campaign to Bring Mumia Home noted “Mumia has been complaining about being ill since January. If he had gotten the proper care he needed originally, he would not be in this situation. This crisis illustrates the problem of health care in American prisons as a basic human rights violation. I am personally concerned because Phil Africa of the MOVE organization was rushed to the hospital not long ago in good health and a few days later he was dead. We need to fight to defend Mumia’s life, and that of all prisoners.”Pam Africa 267-760-7344The Abolitionist Law Center is a public interest law firm inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners, and organized for the purpose of abolishing class and race based mass incarceration in the United States. 412-654-9070
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Now that you know, what are you going to do about it?
Keep prayers for Mumia; keep the phone calls up - remember refer to WESLEY COOK - his slave name when making calls; keep the emails up; and those of you who are in the legal profession, work together to get rid of the unconsitutional "gag" order that would deprive Mumia and other innocently incarcerated people of their freedom of speech and expression. It is unconstititional by the laws of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'S CONSTITUTION. Pennsylvania is in violation of the constitution.
Pray for Mumia and all who have been accused falsely and incarcerated wrongly.
Stay Blessed &