“The DOC Appeals.”
Several days ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections appealed from the January 3rd ruling granting an injunction against their so-called protocol covering hepatitis treatment—or should I say lack of treatment?
The state waited almost 10 days to file an appeal stating they didn’t have the time needed to obey a court order that gave them two weeks, or 14 days, to begin the process. They also ignored the court’s order that the DOC was enjoined from using its protocol. They continue to use it as if no court order was ever issued.
If that ain’t contempt of court, I mean, what could it be called? The state violates constitutional rights daily because it can. What’s another court order? To them, it ain’t worth the paper it’s printed on.
From the very beginning, the DOC has spit in the eye of the judge. They filed false documents. They’ve made misleading claims. They try to intimidate it. Why should today, now be any different? And yet the battle goes on to save the lives of thousands of prisoners in Pennsylvania dungeons—like this person, Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.