Execution by medical neglect? This neglect hits close to home knowing what Jamie has gone through with countless seizures often with little or no help from doctors in the prison. Have pains in your chest? Go drink water they say. The settlements corporationns like Corizon have to pay out doesn’t touch the amount they profit from neglecting inmates. Who cares? So what? A few more convicted men die. They don’t care. Medical problems cost them money.
But what they have done to Mumia Abu Jamal and his family is so far over the top it’s unbelievable. No contact made to his attorneys or family and he’s in a coma? When other inmates let his wife know, no one will tell him what hospital he is in.
People everywhere continue to allow the powers that be run all over all of us in any situation where they have the power to do so – any way they want, and because we feel powerless to stop it, we look the other way hoping someone else to fix it. How many more people need to have their lives ruined to feed the prison industrial complex’s huge appetite for money and control? Does it take having someone you care about get caught in their snare to do something that has an effect, even in some small way?g
MahoneyPrison, Mumia’s place of incarceration, and two of his legal team ( by ThisCantBeHappening!)
Mumia Abu-Jamal, the radical Philadelphia journalist convicted of killing a white Philadelphia police officer in a trial fraught with prosecutorial misconduct, witness coaching and judicial prejudice back in 1981, spent nearly three decades in solitary confinement in the deliberately designed hell of Pennsylvania’s supermax SCI Green prison before a panel of federal Appeals Court judges eventually ruled that he’d been unconstitutionally sentenced to death.
He of course, received no apology for the state’s making him illegally and improperly spend all those years in solitary waiting to be wrongfully executed. Instead, with that ruling (after a few years of legal stalling by the Philadelphia district attorney’s office), he was simply switched over to a sentence of life without possibility of parole and moved to the SCI-Mahoney prison in central Pennsylvania.
Now, it appears…
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