Why did the PA DOC move political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal from his cell at SCI Mahanoy last night?

He only had time to tell a nearby prisoner to let Mumia’s supporters know he was being moved before he was gone. When his attorney Bob Boyle called the prison, they said he was in the infirmary for tests.

If in fact Abu-Jamal is in the infirmary:

  • Why? Numerous visitors and callers report he was in good spirits and better health after three weeks of receiving medicine that can cure his hep C infection.
  • Why did the prison administration wait until the end of the day to move him?
  • Why place him in the infirmary where he is permitted little movement, where visitors are not allowed, and where guards are more hostile to him?
  • Why are guards being told that there may be layoffs because Mumia is costing the prison a lot of money? All people have a right to humane medical care. Instead of blaming the patients who need the medicine, the state should be demanding lower prices on hep C medicines from the companies that charge up to $1000 a pill.
  • Why is he being suddenly isolated in the infirmary, just days after a court hearing which may overturn a number of appeals denied Mumia and three weeks after the DOC was forced by mass pressure and court orders to finally treat his deadly illness? Is this retaliation?
  • Will two people now on the way to visit him be allowed to see and speak to him?

When Mumia came off death row in 2011, Philadelphia DA Seth Williams and others made public threats that his life would not be safe in general population.  We must take any new threat against Mumia seriously. The people must increase the pressure to finally free Mumia.

Please call the PA DOC at 570-773-2158. Tell them to let his family and friends know where Mumia is being kept, and to let them visit him.

Mobilization4Mumia@gmail.com    l 215-724-1618


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