Partisan Defense Committee Letter

25 April 2015

Partisan Defense Committee P.O. Box 99, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013


Contact: Kevin Gilroy (212) 406-4252

Mumia's Medical Condition:
A Matter of Life and Death

The following letter was written by the Partisan Defense Committee.

John Kerestes, Superintendent
SCI Mahanoy
301 Morea Road
Frackville, PA 17932

RE: Mumia Abu-Jamal AM8335

Dear Sir:

It has come to our attention that Mumia Abu-Jamal's health is deteriorating under your negligent care. It is reported that he suffers abnormal swelling, has open sores on his skin, can barely walk and has to be spoon-fed. We have also learned that prison authorities have denied Mr. Abu-Jamal the right to be examined by his own doctor, denied that he be examined by a diabetes specialist, and even denied him special phone communication with medical assistants. This is outrageous.

As this has become a matter of life and death, we demand Mumia Abu-Jamal be released immediately so his life can be saved.

Very truly yours,
Kevin Gilroy
cc: John Wetzel