PA Department of Corrections is Concealing Mumia’s Medical Records

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s will to live and his commitment to telling the truth is
matched by our collective resolve to see him well and free.

Please take action again. Please know that your calls, letters, emails, and
faxes (even the ones that they hang up on or seem to ignore) are the only
reason that he was given diagnostic testing.  Mumia is still weak, in a
wheelchair, and his legs are bandaged heavily. He has *still* not been
given a diagnosis or a treatment plan. Mumia needs a plan that will address
the underlying causes of his chronic and potentially life threatening
conditions. Please know that his mind is clear, and his energy is
returning. He sends his love and his understanding- that because you took
action, he is alive.

*Mumia spent nine days Geisinger Medical Center in Danville PA, and is
now back in the infirmary at SCI Mahanoy. Our actions today will ensure
that Mumia receives the urgent diagnosis and medical treatment. *

In the latest outrage, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is
refusing to release Mumia’s medical records. Their excuse- that Bret Grote
from the Abolitionist Law Center and co-counsel Bob Boyle went to federal
court to demand that his lawyers and family be allowed to advise and
see him while he was hospitalized. Holding Mumia’s medical records is
simply retaliation for exercising his constitutional right to access to the
courts.

And It is a direct attack on his ability to get expert advice and care.
They are preventing Mumia and his doctor from seeing these critical
records, at a time when his condition, while stable, remains serious.

Act Now.

*Call the Prison, the Governor, and the DOC*. Demand that they release
Mumia’s medical records immediately (see numbers below).

*Call, write and fax today! *

*John Kerestes, Superintendent SCI Mahanoy*
*Address:* 301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17932
*Phone:* 570-773-2158 x8102
*Fax:* 570-783-2008

*Secretary John Wetzel, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections*
*Address: *1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
*Phone:*  717-728-4109, 717-728-2573
*E-mail:* ra-crpadocsecretary@pa.gov

*Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf*
*Address: *508 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120
*Phone:*  717-787-2500
*Fax:* 717-772-8284
*Email:* governor@pa.gov