Tuesday, April 20, 9:34 a.m. Mumia’s medical attorneys have received word from the Open Heart ICU doctors. Mumia’s surgery was successful. There were no complications. He is receiving minimal oxygen and has one IV.

Mumia’s wife Wadiya was waiting all day yesterday and all night for word and only heard this news Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Wadiya Jamal says, “I won’t know he is ok until I hear from him directly.”

We are demanding that the hospital officials and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections do the following immediately:

1) Mumia must not be shackled to his hospital bed during his recovery.

2) Let Mumia speak with his family.

2) Let Mumia speak directly with his physician Dr. Ricardo Alvarez.

3) Let Mumia speak with his spiritual advisor Dr. Mark Taylor.

4) Provide the appropriate rehabilitation plan for his recovery.

The next days, weeks and months will be critical in Mumia’s recovery.

The conditions of his confinement contributed to his heart disease. He was held in isolation solitary for over a year, never able to exercise. Limited to walking in his very small cell. He was allowed off his block rarely. These were due to the COVID restrictions.

As he recovers he MUST have access to his physician, exercise and a heart health diet.

Please continue to call and write to the PADOC and let them know we are watching and that “Freedom is the only treatment.”

Head of PA DOC John Wetzel

717-728-2573; Email: J.Wetzel@state.pa.us, ra-crpadocsecretary@pa.gov

twitter: @johnewetzel, @DOCSecretary

PA DOC, Deputy Secretary for Administration of Healthcare Christopher Oppman

717-728-4122 or 717-728-2573 Ext 5

SCI Mahanoy Superintendent Bernadette Mason

570-773-2158

Governor of PA Tom Wolf

717-787-2500 ext. 3.; Fax 717-772-8284; Email: Brunelle.Michael@gmail.com

facebook: @governorwolf, @TomWolfPA; instagram: @governortomwolf

And every letter of encouragement and support goes such a long way for Mumia. Send him your blessings:

Mumia Abu-Jamal
Smart Communications/PADOC
Mumia Abu-Jamal, AM 8335
SCI Mahanoy
c/o PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733

(Florida is not a misprint, letters to Mumia are sent to the mail contractor in Florida and then scanned and printed and given to him). He will receive these in the infirmary and in his cell. Every prayer and letter matters.

—By the uncompromising International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal