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Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved From Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers

03/31/2015 11:16 am ET | Updated May 31, 2015

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers. Prison officials told his supporters he is in diabetic shock.

On Democracy Now! today, we get an update from Abu-Jamal's longtime friend, Johanna Fernández, who first discovered he was in the hospital Monday morning when she went to visit him in prison and was told he had been taken to the intensive care unit.

Fernández is a history professor at Baruch College-CUNY, and one of the coordinators of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.

Visit the Democracy Now! archive to hear all the interviews that Abu-Jamal has given on the program while in prison.

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