Join Emory Douglas (Former Black Panther Minister for Culture & revolutionary artist): Demand Treatment for Mumia

 

The prison administration is simply denying Mumia all treatment. Let me be clear: Mumia is weak, his lower extremities still swollen, his skin still severely compromised and raw, and his hepatitis C active and damaging his organs.Given the severity of Mumia’s organ failure (his skin) and indications of additional potential organ damage, our legal action states that withholding treatment is causing immediate and irreparable harm.

 

Prison officials have refused to conduct additional viral load blood

panels, reveal or conduct additional organ damage assessments,

and they are refusing to prescribe simple medications to reduce

Mumia’s painful and dangerous skin eruptions.  And in an effort to

further delay treatment, attorneys for the

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections have filed briefs

opposing the class action lawsuit for hepatitis C treatment filed

in June. We expect they will oppose our injunction filed yesterday as well.

Treatment for hep C has a 95% cure rate.

By withholding medication, the DOC would like to see this become a death sentence