EMERGENCY RED ALERT: Prison refuses Mumia Medical Care

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson

Hello All:

Again we hear of prison brutality and inhumanity in regards to brother Mumia Abu Jamal.  I have to wonder, if they're this negligent to a brother who is publicly respected, revered and widely known, what kind of treatment are those, who are less well known, receiving?  It appears there should be some concerns about Mumia AND brothers who are incarcerated in the prison-military-industrial-complex across the country.  It's been revealed that the US has the highest number of its own citizens incarcerated for minor infractions across the country - predominantly African American males, followed by Latinos in number - for nonviolent infractions of the law.

Additionally, there are a goodly number who are there not because they're guilty, but because the perpetrator got away and the law enforcement is trying to save face and push the guilt onto the next person instead of admitting the real perpetrator is still at large - or sitting back watching the whole scene with amusement.

Or there's a grudge and no one wants to let it go. 

Of course we know the most egregious is that the courts and judges benefit from private prisons who pay for every person who is incarcerated.  They're making millions off of our misery - nothing new - they've been doing it for centuries - but it is time to put a stop to it - immediately if not sooner.  With all these pardonings going on - the main person who should be pardoned is MUMIA ABU JAMAL - like yesterday.  This is all just a sham.  It was from the day he was arrested.  It's just that the police dept. has made him their iconic whipping boy, and love to see Black folks twist in the wind.  Black folks know it - and I daresay there are quite a few whites who know it as well. 

But inhumane treatment in the face of illness, at the hands of medical professionals in unconscionable and definitely should not be tolerated - because over and above anything the prisons may be about, their Hippocratic Oath - Do Ye No Harm - holds them to a higher standard.  They are bound to heal him and care for him, regardless of what the warden, the police department, the judicial system say or do - and if they can't, or won't then they need to lose their licenses, step down and allow those who value the profession to do their jobs.

Demand that this be done immediately, if not sooner.

Stay Blessed &

Commentaries from Mumia and more.

Prison refuses Mumia Medical Care

Mumia is still in medical danger. He is weak, in the infirmary, and still needs a wheelchair to come out to visits. In a phone call on Monday his voice was hesitant and lacked its usual vibrancy.   
Yesterday, the PA Department of Corrections notified Mumia’s Attorney Bret Grote (of the Abolitionist Law Center) that it would:
  1. Not allow Mumia to be examined by his own doctor;
  2. Not allow Mumia to be examined by a endocrinologist (diabetes specialist);
  3. And they denied access for the doctor to communicate with prison medical staff to assist or direct Mumia’s care; and the Prison has refused to provide for regular phone calls between Mumia and his doctor. Currently, Mumia can only use the phone every other day for only 15 minutes, as the infirmary does not have phone access.
Mumia is being held in the very infirmary that caused his chronic conditions of eczema and late-onset diabetes to become life-threatening. The medical personnel on site were prevented from ordering tests when he was ill in mid-March, and are under the same prison/corporate restrictions today. One postive note, at this time Mumia is being allowed to monitor his own blood sugar multiple times a day, and he is receiving insulin. Since Mumia was hospitalized in ICU on March 30th with life threatening complications from chronic conditions we have been advocating for his treatment. We have to step up our efforts.

Take Action Now! 

Demand that the Department of Corrections permit Mumia to have an examination by his doctor! Click here to call and fax the Prison and State officials and state our demands. 

Pam Africa, Abdul Jon, and Johanna Fernandez visited with Mumia at SCI Mahanoy. 
We have 11 days left to reach $40,000 for Mumia

In just 20 days, 465 supporters from around the world have defended Mumia's life by raising $24,837! Now, with 11 days left, we need to reach $40,000 to get Mumia the care he critically needs!

Have you given yet? Now is the time.

We are pursuing every step necessary to get a medical care team to see Mumia.

Please join us by helping Mumia’s medical fund reach $40K now! We're asking you to contribute $1,000, $250 or even $8 to the medical fund that will save Mumia's life. bit.ly/rise4mumia 
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Prison Radio Commentaries:

"PSA Urgent Alert to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal" (1:04) by Cornel West

"Of Punks, Predators and Pigs" (1:37) by Mumia Abu-Jamal

"A Message for MOVE" (6:12) by Janine Africa

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