Breaking: Mumia out of Solitary
Mumia Abu Jamal is out of Solitary and into General prison population...though he should not be in prison in the first place.
From Judy Ritter, one of Mumia's attys:
For immediate release
I have just confirmed that Mumia is now in general population at SCI Mahonoy. This is a very important moment for him, his family and all of his supporters. We are all grateful for the roles played by so many in getting him off death row after so very long.
Judy Ritter, for the legal team.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class shall represent and repress them in parliament.
Lenin, State and Revolution (1917)
Mumia Abu Jamal
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.
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.
Write to Mumia to send him some love!
MAILING ADDRESS FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL:
301 Morea Road
Frackville, PA 17932