Transfer and Assign Mumia Abu-Jamal to General Population
  • Petitioned Mr. John Wetzel

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary, Department of Corrections
Mr. John Wetzel
DIstrict Attorney, Philadelphia
Seth Williams
Superintendent, SCI Mahanoy
John Kerestes

Transfer and Assign Mumia Abu-Jamal to General Population

    1. Petition by

      N H

      Ridgewood, NY

MUMIA ABU-JAMAL IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN ADMINISTRATIVE CUSTODY ("THE HOLE" or SOLITARY CONFINEMENT) AT SCI MAHANOY.  HE HAS BEEN IN SOLITARY FOR SEVEN WEEKS AND COUNTING.  Mumia is shackled and handcuffed whenever outside his cell, his number of weekly visits has been reduced to one (for one hour), his phone call privileges have been reduced, the number of stamps and envelopes he can use is greatly limited, and his commissary privileges have been revoked. He is also barred from having a television, typewriter or radio in his cell, and access to personal possessions such as books is also severely limited.

International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal, and International Action Center fully support the NLG and HRS call for transferring Mumia to general population immediately. We additionally call for the shutting down of all the torturous Restricted Housing Units (RHU's) across the US prisons!

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    1. MUMIA HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO GENERAL PRISON POPULATION!

      N H
      by N H
      Petition Organizer

      As of 1/27/12, Mumia Abu-Jamal has officially been transferred to General Prison Population after being held in Administrative Custody (“The Hole” or Solitary Confinement) at SCI Mahanoy, Frackville, PA for seven weeks. This is the first time Mumia has been in General Population since his arrest in 1981.

      This comes within hours of the of delivery of over 5,500 signed petitions to Department of Corrections headquarters in Camp Hill, PA and a compliant filed with the support of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez. Thank you to all who have signed!

      PLEASE NOTE that while this is a victory in transferring Mumia out of the torturous Restricted Housing Unit (RHU), we call upon the closure of ALL restricted housing units. Furthermore, we call upon the IMMEDIATE RELEASE of Mumia Abu-Jamal and are not disillusioned by this transfer.

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    • Audrei Chaney ST. LOUIS, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!

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    • Clara Águas LISBOA, PORTUGAL
      • over 2 years ago

      The fight for Dignity and Justice is what makes of us worthy of being called Humanity

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    • Wanique Shabazz ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Injustice has no shelf life-the Prison Industrial Complex is a slave dungeon for housing the best of our brilliant minds particularly those who have been kidnapped for purely political reasons. Be clear-MAJ is not in jail for any legitimate "crime" other than his fight for self-determination and freedom.

      His tireless work for the liberation of Afrikan people is well-documented long before the bogus Philadelphia charges.

      FREE MUMIA! "On the Move!"

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    • Obe Whonlove BERMUDA DUNES, MEXICO
      • over 2 years ago

      Im doing this for american justice.

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    • Caroline Schuepbach LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      freedom to an innocent man.

      thirty years of injustice ............in a so called liberal and democratic country !!!

      Is that the American dream????

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