“Freedom is the only Treatment.” – Mumia’s physician, Dr. Ricardo Alvarez

 “Rise up, the power is in the people, Mumia’s life is in our hands.”  – Pam Africa

Mumia being held in the SCI Mahanoy infirmary

Dear Friend,

Let me be clear.

This is a life and death situation and we need to mobilize immediately.

Congestive heart failure. Unrelenting skin eruptions are causing damaged, ruptured, leathery, dry, exposed wounds. Not one spot on his body is free of dry cracked and bloody open wounds. No longer in an outside hospital, Mumia is back in the prison infirmary in excruciating discomfort and pain.

The message from his personal physician, Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, could not be clearer, “Freedom is the only treatment.”

Mumia requires: Treatment – Diagnosis – Liberation

We must not wait one moment, one day, one heartbeat. We must ACT NOW to treat these conditions: 

Congestive Heart Failure 
Covid-19 breathing difficulties
Organ failure of the skin

Mumia is being denied diagnosis and adequate treatment for his skin condition. He is held in isolation in the prison infirmary without healing salves and ointments that he had in his cell. He is also denied regular access to a phone or access to his tablet which provides the connection to his email. This communication is a vital lifeline.

Make no mistake, phone calls do work – last week your phone calls meant that he was whisked to the hospital for four days.  He was diagnosed and treated for congestive heart failure and they removed excess fluid in his body.  Those treatments must continue to be carefully monitored.

He is now in the infirmary at SCI Mahanoy: the same infirmary where he suffered medical neglect in 2014 that sent him into renal failure. That year his medical care required careful blood sugar monitoring and when he did not receive that, he went into a diabetic coma.  Abu-Jamal vs. Wetzel, a lawsuit over those conditions, is still pending.  

The Fraternal Order of Police has stated that it intends for Mumia to die alone, inside this prison.  We say no. 

CALL TO ACTION  call, write, tweet, post and fax to demand demand “freedom, treatment, diagnosis, and access to his lawyers, doctors, and family for Mumia Abu-Jamal at SCI Mahanoy.”

Phone number: 717-728-2573
Contact form:
Email address:
Twitter page: @CorrectionsPA
Facebook page: @CorrectionsPAJohn Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections – name Mumia Abu-Jamal and SCI Mahanoy in subject line

Tom Wolf, Governor

Phone number: 717-787-2500, pick option #3 for operator
Fax: 717-772-8284

Online form:

Office of the Governor
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120Twitter page: @GovernorTomWolf, @GovernorsOffice
Facebook page: @governorwolf, @TomWolfPA
Instagram page: @governortomwolf

Larry Krasner, District Attorney
Phone number: 215-686-8000, leave a message


Main Office
Three South Penn Square
Corner of Juniper and South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3499Twitter page: @philadao
Facebook page: @philadao

Reach Philadelphia DA Krasner as he speaks – demand that he drop the case and free Mumia at once:

Today’s recruiting event for Columbia Law School
March 9th at 6:00 p.m. EST

email to register:

April 20 Author event at 6:30 p.m. CDT, free to register:
Vincent Hughes, State Senator
Phone: 215-879-7777 (District Office), 717-787-7112 (Harrisburg Office)
Fax: 215-879-7778 (District Office), 717-772-0579 (Harrisburg Office)


2401 North 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(District Office)

545 Capitol Building
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
(Harrisburg Office)Online form:

Twitter page: @SenHughesOffice, @SenatorHughes
Facebook page:
Instagram page: @senhughesoffice

Cindy Bass, City Council of Philadelphia
Phone number: 215-686-3424
Fax: 215-686-1937

Online form:, contact field at the bottomTwitter page: @cindybassphilly
Facebook page: @cindybassphilly
Instagram page: @cindybassphilly

Bernadette Mason, SCI Mahanoy Superintendent

Phone number: 570-773-2158
Office of Criminal Justice

Email: (Director)Hashtags



Write our brother:

 (Though Mumia is incarcerated at SCI Mahanoy in Pennsylvania, all mail must be sent to the aforementioned physical address for electronic scanning. Keep in mind he only receives copies, no original mail.)

Smart Communications/PADOC
Mumia Abu-Jamal AM 8335
SCI Mahanoy  
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733 

Follow these and your local Mumia Abu-Jamal organization for updates and calls to action
Prison Radio
International Concerned Friends and Family of  Mumia Abu-Jamal
Campaign to Bring Mumia Home
When We Fight, We Win. 

Jennifer Black 
Noelle Hanrahan 
for Prison Radio

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