Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mumia Abu Jamal Health Update


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.

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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!

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

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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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