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April 27, 2021


April 27: Mumia Transferred from Hospital to Prison "Infirmary"

According to Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, Mumia’s chosen doctor, “There is significant evidence, both legal and medical, that Mumia has suffered severe harm because medical, legal, law enforcement, and judicial professionals have not met proper standards. Mumia has been recently hospitalized for COVID and Congestive Heart Failure and he already suffers from hypertension as well as liver cirrhosis and diabetes, both induced by court documented medical neglect. Freedom is the only treatment.”

Tuesday April 20 9:34am: Mumia's medical attorneys have received word from the Open Heart ICU doctors. Mumia's surgery was successful. There were no complications. He is receiving minimal oxygen and has one IV.

Mumia's wife Wadiya was waiting all day yesterday, and all night for word and only heard this news this morning at 9:30 am.

Wadiya Jamal says "I won't know he is ok until I hear from him directly. "

We are demanding that the hospital officials and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections do the following immediately:

1) Mumia must not be shackled to his hospital bed during his recovery.

2) Let Mumia speak with his family.

2) Let Mumia speak directly with his physician Dr. Ricardo Alvarez

3) Let Mumia speak with his spiritual advisor Dr. Mark Taylor

4) Provide the appropriate rehabilitation plan for his recovery

The next days, weeks, and months will be critical in Mumia's recovery.

The conditions of his confinement contributed to his heart disease. He was held in isolation solitary for over a year, never able to exercise. Limited to walking in his very small cell. He was allowed off his block rarely. These were due to the covid restrictions.

As Mumia recovers he MUST have access to his physician, exercise and a heart healthy diet.

Please continue to call and write to the PADOC and let them know we are watching and that "Freedom is the only treatment":

Please call, fax, email and tweet the following offices to make these demands: that Mumia be immediately allowed to call his wife, Pam Africa, his doctor and spiritual advisor; that he not be shackled to his hospital bed, and that he be immediately released. Be sure to name Mumia Abu-Jamal and number AM8335 and SCI Mahanoy in subject line.

John Wetzel, Head of PA DOC: 717-728-2573;


twitter: @johnewetzel, @DOCSecretary

PA DOC, Christopher Oppman, Deputy Secretary for Administration who oversees healthcare: 717-728-4122 or 717-728-2573 Ext 5

SCI Mahanoy Superintendent, Bernadette Mason: 570-773-2158

Tom Wolf, Governor of PA: 717-787-2500 ext. 3; FAX 717-772-8284;

Online form:

EMAIL:; facebook: @governorwolf,

@TomWolfPA; instagram: @governortomwolf

Follow these and your local Mumia Abu-Jamal organization for updates and calls to action: