To: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Keep the pressure on! Demand Mumia & all affected prisoners get the hep C cure

Keep the pressure on! Demand Mumia & all affected prisoners get the hep C cure

Petition Text

Sign this petition to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to demand that Mumia and all hepatitis C+ people in PA prisons receive the lifesaving cure

Why is this important?

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has shown a blatant disregard for both judicial authority and the thousands of PA prisoners affected by hepatitis C.

In January 2017, Pennsylvania Judge Robert Mariani ordered the Department of Corrections to provide Mumia Abu-Jamal with hepatitis C treatment. Mumia has an active, chronic hepatitis C infection, and is at serious risk of experiencing medical complications. The debilitating symptoms of an active hepatitis C infection include extreme skin irritation, limb numbness, vision problems, and swollen feet. Mumia’s organs are extremely vulnerable due to the infection.

Despite Judge Mariani’s order, the Pennsylvania DOC has not provided Mumia Abu-Jamal with the hepatitis C treatment. Mumia's lawyers have filed a motion for contempt against the Department of Corrections. The PA-DOC and their private health care provider, Correct Care Solutions, have retaliated by filing an opposition motion to the contempt motion with the 3rd Circuit.

Throughout this petty battle over court orders, Mumia's life and the lives of over 6,000 hep C+ prisoners have been disregarded. It is imperative that Mumia, and all other prisoners who need it, get the hepatitis C treatment they need.


Reasons for signing

  • Political prisoners are still human and should receive humane treatment, and not be forgotten... everyone of us who takes a chance & makes a stand to speak out on the right or wrong can become a target. Its only in numbers will injustices be stopped, be seen for what they truly are, and help accountable.
  • we need better health care not death
  • It is criminal and inhumane to deny Mr. Abu-Jamal and other prisoners with hepatitis C the treatment that could cure them and save their lives, and Pennsylvania's DOC has been ordered by the court to give them that treatment. There's no excuse for withholding it.

Updates

2017-03-07 13:04:59 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2017-03-07 12:04:51 -0500

500 signatures reached

2017-03-07 11:40:11 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-03-07 11:36:54 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-03-07 11:35:07 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-03-07 11:32:50 -0500

10 signatures reached