Rally at Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office to demand the release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and other ill and elderly incarcerated people in Pennsylvania prisons.
Mumia, who had been hospitalized to remove excessive fluid from his lungs on March 3, was found to have C*VID-19 and was also diagnosed with congestive heart disease (CHD). Dr Ricardo Alvarez, who serves as Mumia’s medical consultant, says of people diagnosed with congestive heart disease, 50% don’t live past 5 years. CHD patients who live past five years require proper meds, physical therapy and other life-altering changes.
The PA DOC’s anti-humane policies make it hard on anyone to change their diet, to exercise more, to get fresh air, to reduce stress or to receive the right medicines. That is why Mumia and other incarcerated people who suffer from similar life-threatening ailments must be released.
Mumia is also innocent and is in the middle of legal challenges that could finally prove his innocence and win his freedom but Krasner and the F.O.P have purposely contested and delayed the process. Justice delayed is justice denied!
DA Krasner, Gov. Tom Wolf and PA DOC Secretary John Wolf are responsible for the healthcare for Mumia and all those incarcerated. Their refusal to release Mumia and to deny him and other ill and elderly incarcerated people proper healthcare amounts to nothing less a death sentence.
Make the following calls:
Gov Tom Wolf: 717-787-2500 PA
DA Larry Krasner: 267-456-1000
Prison SCI Mahanoy: 570-773-2158
PA DOC Secretary John Wetzel: 717-728-2573
Script: My name is _____ and I demand:
1. The immediate and unconditional release of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has C*VID-19 and is vulnerable.
2. The immediate release of all political prisoners.
3. The immediate release of all elders, aging prisoners over the age of 50, people who have contracted C*VID, and all others who are especially vulnerable to death through C*VID-19.