9 January 2017
Department of Corrections Secretary Wetzel:
l A Federal Court Judge ruled on Jan. 3 that not treating prisoners with chronic hepatitis C is barbaric and unconstitutional.
l The Judge ordered the Department of Corrections to treat Mumia Abu-Jamal with the Hep C cure .
l Prisoners have already died from the delay of treatment. If the DOC appeals this decision, it will extend Mumia's suffering and dangerous deterioration of health and it might result in an appeals court reversal.
Please call DOC Secretary Wetzel
§ Tell him to immediately give the Hep C cure to Mumia and all other PA prisoners with the deadly disease.
§ Ask him NOT to appeal Judge Mariani's decision.
Call: 717-728-2573 or 717-728-4109
Tweet: @johnewetzel or
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal I International Action Center l Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC) l Campaign to Bring Mumia Home l Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal l Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
3 January 2017
Abu-Jamal v. Wetzel - Court orders hepatitis C treatment for Mumia!
Victory - late this afternoon Judge Robert Mariani of the federal court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ordered officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to treat Mumia Abu-Jamal's chronic hepatitis C with the latest direct-acting antiviral medications that have a 95% cure rate.
This is the first case in the country in which a federal court has ordered prison officials to provide an incarcerated patient with the new medications that came on the market in 2013.
We expect an appeal, but for now this is a major victory.
Very honored to represent Mumia along with the impeccable Robert Boyle.
Much gratitude to the family and friends and supporters of Mumia who have rallied and fought for his health and his freedom - Pam Africa, Johanna Fernandez, Suzanne Ross, Keith Cook, Wadiya Jamal, Noelle Harrahan and so many others.