Stop the Medical Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal by Neglect and Malpractice

Mumia Abu-Jamal, 62, is serving life without parole despite having been subjected to extremely unfair legal processes and trial. He now faces the same vulnerability to premature death as do thousands of elderly in US prisons today:

  • Mumia reported in early 2015 a full-body outbreak of eczema, with blisters and bloody sores. Treatment by prison doctors produced a severe reaction. His skin ruptured.
  • Prison officials failed to properly diagnose Mumia’s growing health crisis.
  • On March 30, 2015, Mumia went into diabetic shock and fainted in the prison.
  • When hospitalized, he had a blood-sugar level just shy of the 800 figure that registers diabetic coma. His sodium was also a life-threatening 168. Throughout his stay he was shackled to his bed.
  • Two days after his hospitalization, he was transferred to the prison infirmary, despite his very bad condition. On April 1, Mumia’s family reported that he was shaking uncontrollably, had labored breathing, had lost an enormous amount of weight, and may now have kidney stones. Yet the prison has been feeding him dangerous foods like pasta, despite special prison diets available for those with medical needs.

All this constitutes medical neglect and malpractice. Only a strong public response can save Mumia's life. Join the many voices of those calling for action now. You can call the Governor's office at 717-787-2500 and the Department of Corrections at 717-728-2573 or 717-728-4109. Click below to send an email to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections and Governor:


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Background:
> Abolitionist Law Center: Federal Court Orders DOC to Provide Hepatitis C Treatment to Mumia Abu Jamal
> Westword: Hep C: The Deadliest Killer in Colorado Prisons Is a Curable Virus