[Pnews] Mutulu Shakur: 2021 Legal and Health Update

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Mon Mar 1 11:08:20 EST 2021

2021 Legal and Health Update Mail going into and out of the prison seems 
to be subject to long delays. After a month in transit, we received a 
health and legal update from Dr.

      Greetings everyone:

Mail going into and out of the prison seems to be subject to long 
delays. After a month in transit, we received a health and legal update 
from Dr. Shakur that you can read on his website 
As always, he cannot personally respond to every letter, but he is 
receiving mail. Everyone in his prison was also just given a memo about 
new mail restrictions, initiated by the Trump administration, that are 
to go into effect in all federal prisons. The essential difference is 
that all mail will be sent to an outside 'Smart Communications' facility 
where it is scanned and it will have to read on kiosks in the prison. We 
hope that this change is reversed by the current administration before 
it is initiated, but if it is not Dr. Shakur might soon not be able to 
receive photos and greeting cards.

The legal and health update in sum is that he was notified last month 
that he was denied parole after the hearing in October. Our legal team 
immediately appealed the decision on multiple grounds, and is actively 
exploring other avenues to argue for Dr. Shakur's release.
He seems to have mostly recovered from both the stem cell transplant for 
the stage 4 bone cancer as well as from COVID that he contracted shortly 
thereafter. He is a strong man! Unfortunately, we know that this cancer 
is incurable and COVID can recur, so we are continuing the struggle to 
free him from prison just as hard if not moreso.
We appreciate that people are moved by the film 'Dope is Death' and want 
to know how to lend support! We thank everyone who has been donating 
as it helps us make sure that all of Mutulu's needs, legal and 
otherwise, are met. Another way to support him right now is to share 
this graphic on social media with your thoughts on the film, how 
learning about his case affected you, etc. If you are unable to download 
the image from this email you can do so on the website:

Download Shareable Image 

Lastly, we want to share the news with our extended family that Sid 
Wilson, close friend of Mutulu and former director of FFMS, has joined 
the ancestors. He passed in peace in Ghana, as he wanted to transition. 
Contributions to aid his journey may be sent by PayPal to 
wonderfulbless at gmail.com or CashApp to $wonderfulbless.

Stay in the struggle,
Family & Friends of Mutulu Shakur





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