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Federal Judge Orders Pennsylvania to Provide Anti-Viral Hep-C Treatment to Mumia Abu-Jamal

Big win for Hep-C infected inmates

Clearly, whatever happens next, this has been a big victory for jailhouse journalist Abu-Jamal, his legal team and his supporters. It also offers hope of treatment to thousands of other inmates infected with the dread disease who so far have had their cases shamefully ignored by the DOC and by the politicians in Harrisburg who are responsible for the conditions of their incarceration.

Dave Lindorff is author of the book Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Common Courage Press, 2003)

NOTE: To listen to Dave Lindorff's interview with Bret Grote who discusses this latest federal court ruling this past Wednesday on's "This Can't Be Happening!" program, click here

story | by Dr. Radut