[Pnews] Mumia Abu Jamal calls his wife, but actions are still needed

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Mon May 18 11:50:13 EDT 2015

Date line Monday May 18th 2015 Danville, PA

Mumia was able to call his wife this morning at 9:30 am. //Wadiya Jamal 
spoke with Mumia for 15 minutes by phone.  He remains at the hospital. 
  She reports that he said he "sounded very good."  He was receiving 
multiple tests.  He also said his sores were "fair to middling" which if 
you know Mumia, it means he is still having a hard time walking and that 
while they are not oozing they remain very painful.   He had a fever 
over the weekend and was kept at the hospital because of it.

He was not able to use the phone while in the infirmary (before his 
transfer to the hospital on Tuesday) because his legs were so sore he 
could not walk to the phone in the day room.

Just to be clear.  This call today was one 15min phone call.  No visits 
are being allowed, yet.  Also the PA Department of Corrections is 
blocking Mumia from seeing or talking with his attorneys and anyone 
else, including his doctor.

Bret Grote, (Abolitionist Law Center) and co counsel Bob Boyle are going 
to federal court to challenge this constitutional violation of their 
clients access to counsel.  We will send out information as soon as it 
is filed.

*Keeping Our Eyes on Munia*

Please stay in touch for further updates.  Please keep calling. There 
will be a press conference held at the Geisinger Hospital in Danville PA 
on Wednesday. If he is transferred back to the Prison SCI Mahanoy in 
Frackvile, the press conference will likely be there.  Look at 
<http://prisonradio.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=247585f092e945ff55b9a1bb2&id=1f62634083&e=ac19b1c397> and 
their facebook page for the latest information on demonstrations.  And 
please keep calling. Also you can check www.prisonradio.org 
<http://prisonradio.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=247585f092e945ff55b9a1bb2&id=d21aad2686&e=ac19b1c397> as 

Clearly Mumia needs an immediate diagnosis, and then a competent 
treatment plan.  Please join us in keeping Mumia alive, and then seeing 
him free.
p.s. The phone called happened because /folks took action and called, 
faxed and emailed.  Thank you - Prison Radio.
/Call, write, fax continue to keep the pressure on demand freedom & 
medical care for Mumia:

1) Demand that he has access to his lawyer, his family, and his physician.
2) Demand that diagnostic testing be done.  And that he be given 
medically indicated treatment immediately.
3) Demand that he be released from prison.
As one prison radio listener said to us in an email:  “It maybe be 
easier to get Mumia released from prison than get him health care inside 
prison”.  We agree that it is past time for Mumia Abu-Jamal to be 
released.  He has served 33 years, (30 on death row).  His conviction 
needs to be overturned, and he needs to be freed immediately.
*Every Action Matters. **
Letters, Faxes, Phone calls*.
We are asking folks this week to call the hospital and the prison:
Geisinger Hospital : (570) 271-6211 <tel:%28570%29%20271-6211> (570) 
271-7907 Dannville, PA
Superintendent John Kerestes (570) 773-2158; press Zero, SCI Mahanoy, 
301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA  17932

DOC Secretary John Wetzel - 717-728-2573; *ra-crpadocsecretary at pa.gov* 
<mailto:ra-crpadocsecretary at pa.gov>

PA Gov. Tom Wolf –717-787-2500; fax: 717-772-8284; _governor at pa.gov_

Note: The hospital has Mumia on a "confidential" list so the operators 
will say they have no one named Mumia Abu-Jamal or Wesley Cook at the 
hospital. People should tell the operator that their call should be 
reported to the hospital administration and use both names.

Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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