Update August 7, 2014

Update on Biopsy Results for Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin

 On July 23, 2014, at the Butner FMC, Imam Jamil had a bone marrow biopsy to determine the presence of myeloma cells. Yesterday, Kairi and I visited with him at Butner, and today he was told by the Butner medical staff that the biopsy results revealed “some myeloma cells.” He was told he needed to be monitored and tested every two to three months to determine if his condition has advanced to the full multiple myeloma stage. He would not remain at the hospital and could be monitored at another facility. The pre-cursor condition is called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). This raises the issue that more than likely he will be returned to Florence ADX until he has another episode. The sunlight has helped him at Butner, but I still am worried about his weight loss and the fact that he would be moved out of Butner so quickly. We are working tomorrow to contact Congressional reps, although many are away on vacations. The thought is that if he is moved back, it will be difficult to get him back out of Florence short of his becoming deathly ill. We will have to go public once again with the BOP’s decision to return him to the same institution that failed to recognize his medical condition until public pressure was exerted. He needs to be close to medical providers who are skilled with monitoring his condition, and Florence ADX lacks that capability. Meanwhile, we are working on obtaining his medical records from Butner, so that we can involve our physicians in evaluating the findings, making recommendations, and monitoring Imam Jamil’s condition. Let us know your thoughts. 

 Karima Al-Amin
Al-Amin Law Group, LLC

Emergency Committee On Humanitarian Aid For Jamil Al-Amin aka H. "Rap" Brown

Dear Friends,
Even-though we were initially jubilant about our success in having Jamil Al-Amin/ H. "Rap' Brown moved to a medical facility, we were already aware that our work was not finished. We have every reason to fear that he may be returned to solitary confinement or/ and back to Colorado. We cannot allow that to happen. Drawing from the people who came together in Jackson and their circles, we have formed the Emergency Committee on Humanitarian Aid for Jamil Al- Amin/ H. "Rap" Brown. We are creating a committee of medical people to send the attached letter to the director of prisons. Please remember that this is not an argument about the innocence or guilt of Jamil; it is about the inhumanity of keeping a person in solitary confinement for 13 years and denying him medical care.
We are writing for two reasons. If you know of medical people who would be willing to sign the letter, please contact them, show them the letter and have the person email me atfrushing@ben.edu. If you are willing to have your name listed as a member of the committee, email me with that information. Both are urgent. We want to fax the first letter to the director tomorrow or the next day at the latest. This will be an ongoing campaign.
If you know someone who might sign the letter and you cannot get them today, please continue to try and get them. We will be sending more than one letter. We need to make the state realize that there is a broad base of support for this case.
Fannie Rushing