Keeping Our Eyes on Our Brother- Take action
Tuesday April 7th Update
Pam Africa, Abdul Jon, and Johanna Fernandez visited with Mumia Abu-Jamal at SCI Mahanoy. This visit was a direct result of the demand that his supporters be able to “keep their eyes” on him, and be able to access his condition and monitor the prisons delivery of critical health care.
As you can see, Mumia remains ill and weak.
The conditions he has, (those that have been diagnosed), are treatable, though chronic.
If unmonitored and unaddressed diabetes and even the eczema (because of open wounds) can become life threatening, as happened when he was rushed to the hospital on March 30th with diabetic shock and a sodium level of 168.
The outpouring of support from all over the world has been the reason visits have been allowed over the course of the last week. Your actions have been important.
Please know that your calls, letters and emails, are the only reason that his family was granted visiting during the crucial period he was in Intensive care and when he was transferred to back to the prison infirmary.
Now, the request is for the Prison to allow Mumia’s physician to create a treatment plan as well as immediately retain a diabetes specialist to examine him.
Mumia Abu-Jamal has provided to the world a body of work that is a heartbeat of resistance; brilliant and incisive: (www.prisonradio.org).
It is now our turn to take care of our brother, and make sure that he has the support and treatment he needs, so that he can heal and regain his strength. bit.ly/rise4mumia
The next few weeks are crucial to making sure that he receives appropriate care. Continue calling. Continuing rising up. Stay involved.
It is also time to recommit to the belief and the path that needs to be taken so that he can be free to rejoin us outside the prison walls: to walk in the woods, feel the breeze of spring, and play with his great grandchildren. After 33 years in prison it is time to come home.
Luchando por la justicia y la libertad, Noelle Hanrahan