Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown)

al-aminContact Jamil at:

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin
USP Canaan
P.O. Box 300
Waymart, PA  18472

Due to public pressure in response to awareness about his medical neglect at Florence in 2014, Jamil was moved to a Bureau of Prisons medical facility in Butner, North Carolina.  Still there is much to do. Calls and signatures must continue until our beloved brother has received the required medical attention. His release is paramount and we must not cease until he is returned to us and his family a free man.

On July 23, 2014, at the Butner Federal Medical Center, Imam Jamil had a bone marrow biopsy to determine the presence of myeloma cells. He was told by the Butner medical staff that the biopsy results revealed “some myeloma cells” and that he needed to be monitored and tested every two to three months to determine if his condition has advanced to the full multiple myeloma stage. He would not remain at the hospital and could be monitored at another facility. The pre-cursor condition is called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).  Keep the pressure on to ensure that he receives adequate medical attention.  Contact Karima Al-Amin for more info: kashura@aol.com.

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Background information from Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s wife, Karima Al-Amin about his case and medical campaign:

When Imam Jamil’s health issues from medical neglect came to light, he was being held, “locked down for 23 hours per day in the Florence ADX, which is on every list for being one of the 10 worst prisons in the world (not in the U.S. but in the world) so that’s why we have been attempting to try to have him removed from there.

And not only because of it being one the 10 worst in the world, because we feel for all of the inmates who are there, but the fact is that it’s a continuation of an extreme punishment and we all know there are studies that say that after a person is in solitary confinement for five years that there is a psychological damage that is done, so we feel not only for the Imam but for all those who are held in solitary confinement.

We feel not only for the Imam but for all those who are held in solitary confinement.

It was back in October 2013 when we visited the Imam, we noticed that his jaws were swollen. Apparently he had a dental issue that had not been treated and then when we went back in May of this year, a month ago, we noticed that his jaws were still swollen. He was trying to get dental treatment and they would not give him any antibiotics.

He started developing not only chest pains but breathing difficulties. It started becoming very difficult for him to breathe. In addition to that, because of the abscess – because he had developed abscesses – and then the fluids were beginning to drain and go into his lungs, his chest area. He started having the breathing problems; he started to not be able to swallow.

So right after we left in May, he put in to see a physician, and to date (June 22nd) a physician has not examined him. He has swollen feet – the top and bottom, the ankles, are all swollen – and within the last two weeks he’s lost 25 pounds. So the concern is about what toxic fluids that have seeped into his bloodstream, the breathing.

He’s 70 years old. In the prison system now, and I’m speaking about the federal system, the age of the population is increasing. And naturally it’s increasing, because the sentences that people are receiving are life sentences. And although they may not want to have a nursing home, they’re going to have to do something to meet the needs of the elderly.

If the prisons cannot address the needs of the elderly inmates, then there’s a need, if they don’t let them out, which is the desired result, then they need to have facilities with adequate medical equipment, premises and medicines to treat the elderly, and that’s what we’re calling for.