Mumia faces retaliatory transfer


MUMIA ALERT


PHONE CALLS NEEDED NOW


MUMIA FACES RETALIATORY TRANSFER


September 7, 2015 – Two days ago, prison staff boxed-up all Mumia’s personal effects from his cell while he was in the prison infirmary trying to recover from the prison’s medical malfeasance and neglect that nearly killed him.
 
The handling of prison property in the absence of a prisoner is a violation of prison procedures. After signing the forms required when prisoner property is placed in storage, Mumia asked if he was about to be moved to a different facility, since the boxing up of a prisoner’s property usually precedes a transfer. An officer assured him that he would not be transferred; but this all seemed really strange to Mumia.
 
A retaliatory transfer to some other prison would be a new blow against Mumia’s health, and would steep him and his family in greater fear and uncertainty.
 
Why do we sense retaliation? Because Mumia’s attorneys have filed a lawsuit charging the PA Department of Corrections with medical neglect, i.e. with failure to diagnose his disease in a timely way and with continuing to deny him adequate treatment of his debilitating and life-threatening Hepatitis C condition. The PA Department of Corrections was set to respond to the lawsuit this Thursday in court.
 
A transfer to another prison, without giving him fully professional healthcare, would be retaliatory. Indeed it would be an attack Mumia, another way for his enemies to see him dead.We must stop any retaliatory transfer.
 
No transfer of Mumia should take place that does not take him to a quality medical center for cure of his very serious, but treatable, Hepatitis C condition.
 
Keep up the fight for Mumia’s life!


CALL THE PA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
AND MUMIA’S PRISON
 
Here’s the message:

  • Stop Any Retaliatory Transfer!                
  • Treat-to-Cure Mumia’s Hepatitis C Now!


Phone in both of these demands to:
 
John Wetzel
Secretary of Corrections, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 728-2573
 
John Kerestes
Superintendent, SCI-Mahanoy Prison
Phone: (570) 773-2158