[Pnews] Please make 3 phone calls to demand, health care for political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal
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Tue Jan 2 10:35:00 EST 2018
*Please make 3 phone calls to demand*
*health care for Mumia*
If you're sick, you can go to a doctor or an emergency room to be
examined and treated, in a hospital if necessary. If you're being held
behind bars, getting sick can be a death sentence. Profits come before
prisoner care for the Dept. of Correction's medical contractors.
SCI Mahanoy political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal needs your help in
getting treatment for a severe skin disease so bad he told his wife
Wadiya he “can’t take it any more.” For more than 2 years, he
has suffered from intense itching all over his body.
The treatment for hepatitis C which we fought for and won has not
cleared up his skin conditions.He is also concerned about his cirrhosis
of the liver and neuropathy. People suspect tainted water may be causing
problems for many prisoners.
Mumia and recent visitors report he can't sleep because the itching is
so overpowering and relentless. His condition is worsening: his back,
chest and arms have become rough and leathery, alligator-like. There
appear to be hairline cracks in his skin that show bleeding.
Instead of a hands-on exam by an expert dermatologist, the DOC's doctor
had a teleconference with Mumia, after which Ultra Violet (UVB)
treatment and Dupixent were recommended.
Mumia stopped unsupervised, self-administered UVB treatment last year
because his skin got burned. Mumia's UVB treatment should be safely
administered at a hospital with a Narrow Band UVB, reducing the risk of
burns and is more effective than Broad Band UVB.
Mumia needs a full diagnostic work-up before he receives a new medicine
like Dupixent, which can have serious side effects if administered
incorrectly outside of a hospital setting.
Mumia has been unjustly imprisoned for 36 years. The DOC's continuing
failure to effectively diagnose and treat this severe skin disease is
nothing less than torture and is one more reason Mumia should be
released from prison, now.
*1. Please call:*
* SCI Mahanoy Superintendent Theresa DelBalso: *570-773-2158*
* PA Secretary of Corrections John E. Wetzel:
* PADept of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine: *717-787-9857*
Demand that Mumia be taken to an independent medical facility such as
Geisinger Hospital, as in 2015, which has the expertise to provide
thorough hands-on diagnostic evaluation and offer supervised patient
care.*2.* *Pack the court on Jan 17 in Philadelphia to support his legal
case eventually lead to Mumia’s freedom.* *
Face Book Event
Mobilization4Mumia at gmail.com* <mailto:Mobilization4Mumia at gmail.com>
International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
International Action Center,
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (NYC),
Campaign to Bring Mumia Home
Educators for Mumia
Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415
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