Despite the weather and an undercover cop trying (and failing) to disrupt today’s rally, a message was delivered loud and clear to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Governor Tom Wolf, and the Department of Corrections: the people demand the immediate and unconditional release of Mumia Abu-Jamal so he can seek medical attention for COVID-19. This call applies to all incarcerated elders over the age of 50. The prison system is using COVID as a form of execution by failing to adequately address the conditions in which incarcerated people are forced to live, as well as preventing the release of the most vulnerable. This is both a human rights and public health concern.
Full uncut stream from today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCV1QMRTnag
-Make the following calls:
PA DA Larry Krasner: 267-456-1000
Prison SCI Mahanoy: 570-773-2158
PA DOC Secretary John Wetzel: 717-728-2573
My name is _____ and I demand:
1. The immediate and unconditional release of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has COVID-19 and is vulnerable.
2. The immediate release of all political prisoners.
3. The immediate release of all elders, aging prisoners over the age of 50, people who have contracted COVID, and all others who are especially vulnerable to death through COVID-19.