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San Francisco Bay View � Mumia Abu-Jamal has active Hepatitis C, is suing prison for medical neglect

6.8.15

San Francisco Bay View � Mumia Abu-Jamal has active Hepatitis C, is suing prison for medical neglect: Prison officials’ refusal to offer testing and treatment for Abu-Jamal has resulted in severe symptoms that have persisted for months past his initial hospitalization – a full body rash and open sores, lower body swelling and even a fever that lasted for over 10 days.

After Abu-Jamal was denied all visitation while hospitalized for a second time in May 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center, Abu-Jamal’s lawyers – Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center and co-counsel Bob Boyle – filed a lawsuit in early June 2015, demanding that Abu-Jamal have access to his family, doctors and lawyers while hospitalized. This lawsuit, Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes, remains active, and today his lawyers are amending the lawsuit to include medical neglect. They are demanding that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections treat Abu-Jamal’s Hepatitis C.


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