Stop the execution of Imam Jamil, the former H. Rap Brown, by medical neglect in federal prison


by the Imam Jamil Action Network

The Imam Jamil Action Network, Jericho Movement and other concerned individuals join in demanding immediate adequate medical attention for Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown.

Imam Jamil in prison garb, surrounded by guards
Imam Jamil in prison garb, surrounded by guards

On Sept. 3, 2015, the Jericho Movement received an email from a political prisoner at U.S. Penitentiary Canaan, a high security prison in Waymart, Penn., concerning Imam Jamil. The sender said that the imam was in serious need of medical attention.

His jaw was swollen to at least twice its normal size, and he is in a lot of pain. We were told that the institution had been on lockdown for two weeks, which is why no word had gotten out earlier.

A family member was later able to speak with Imam Jamil and confirms the information. Someone from the Jericho Medical Committee will contact the prison clinical director to see what, if any, medical info can be gotten from the institution.

Please call or fax USP Canaan and ask – demand – that Imam Jamil be given immediate adequate medical attention. A more detailed statement will be forthcoming.

The phone number is 570-488-8000; the fax number is 570-488-8130. Let them know you are concerned about Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, No. 99974-555.

Please call or fax USP Canaan and ask – demand – that Imam Jamil be given immediate adequate medical attention. The phone number is 570-488-8000; the fax number is 570-488-8130. Let them know you are concerned about Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, No. 99974-555.

For those who want to write the imam, the address is: Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, 99974-555, USP Canaan, P.O. Box 300, Waymart, PA 18472. You may not get an immediate response from him, but we know all cards and letters are appreciated.

The Imam Jamil Action Network (IJAN) urges all to support this effort to gain relief and to demand the release from the unjust imprisonment of our righteous brother. We must stop this “execution by medical neglect.”

Visit the Imam Jamil Action Network, whose mission is “Working to Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin,” at




    • He is not guilty. The victim clearly and insistently identified the shooter’s eye color and height, both of which were completely different from Jamil’s. Plus, the cops ignored a fresh blood trail leading away from the scene. They claimed to have set up road blocks in the neighborhood, but I was driving through while this happened and drove around their supposedly secure perimeter. It was an overzealous and unfair prosecution and jurors who bought his version of events. Sad that people like you say “he killed two black cops” without knowing the facts.

      • That is what is wrong with us as a people. We listen to other people's version of what happened and take that as gospel. NOT.

    • You're assuming he shot those cops, my friend, based on the media. He didn't commit the crime hands down. They are holding him, however, because:

      1) They suspect he knows who did it
      2) He's a former panther

      I don't know if you are African American, or European. Since you use the term, "HOMEBOY", I'll just assume that you're the former (doesn't matter which, though). If this be the case, how you could believe what you see and read in the media is beyond my reasoning. I'm supposing that you have not yet discovered that the media is not our friend, and neither are the corrupt law enforcement, and dirty politicians that make policy for this country. They never have been!!

    • Easy to say about him shooting an officer or the two sheriffs deputies. The FBI has had a war on black leaders in this country for decades. You as an American have a right to defend yourself against wrongful police action. Case in point Mitch McConnell sponsored a bill in Indiana that allow home owners to stand their ground against wrongful police action. Including engaging with force after police Executed a felony warrant on the wrong house killing the home owner when reach for his firearm. We hear people say there are good cops, there are bad cops. That is nonsense.. Policing is not a job it is a responsibility! Police are subject to the same laws we are, But have an office stop a woman, the woman was afraid the officer eased her anxiety by saying “we only kill black people. ” the officer is spend investigation but had the woman not tape the officer no one except those in his immediate circle wouldn’t have known his views about black people. White America would never tolerate this kind of behavior because the constitution works in favor of white America. Black men carrying firearms is view with scrutiny, a double take If you will. I have the right to firearm possession as much as anyone but to a policeman that make up the law as he goes about inforcing it Then we are all introubble of losing our rights.

  1. He said she said and if it’s on tv news are in the papers we accept it and on to the next black man are woman ONLY BECAUSE THE NEWS SAID THEY DID IT. WHY? BECAUSE we believe everything that is on the news when we know who control ALL NEWS IS LAW ABIDING CITIZENS IN CONGRESS WHO MAKE UP THE LAWS WITH ONE PURPOSE IN MIND TO BLIND FOLD THE TRUTH AND IF U GOT A TARGET ON U IN THESE UNITED SNAKES OF AMERICA U GONNA EITHER BE IN JAIL OVER AND OVER ARE FOR LIFE ARE YOUR CHARACTER WILL BE ASSASSINATED WHERE AS U WANT BE ABLE TO MAKE A LIVING TO TAKE CARE YOUR FAMILY IS A LIVING DEATH ARE U IS DEAD. Neglect and Rejection from society is banishment from humanity and that is what they have done to him and others like him who are our HERO’S and SHERO’S past and present.Rise Up youths of tomorrow BECAUSE you are OUR TOMORROW FUTURE!!!! Write and Call and use your internet POWER and this LEADER WHO WAS TRIED AND CONVICTED IN THERE NEWS YESTERDAY,TODAY, SO HE AND OTHERS LIKE HIM WANT BE IN OUR TOMORROWS. RASSULAIYMAN SINGLETON NYAHBINGHI

    • LAUGHTER YOGA JUST START LAUGHING god loves you the highest form of praise to god is to prove your soul can not be captured laugh for the sake of laughter laugh so long you feel good there is no one laughing in hell except the devil you my friend may be on the way to heaven so prepare laugh till your happy take from them smile at them and laugh for hours everyday free yourself laugh at those united snakes

  2. I was in Atlanta when he was captured. When, in AMERICA, did the fight for freedom become criminal? When the fight was conducted against the tyranny of whites, by blacks. I will make the call.

  3. Oppression is the dark side of human nature. Anytime a man stands for the rights of his fellow human beings, and to be punished thus so, is like saying forgiveness was designed for the oppressed by the oppressor. In the words of the "I Ching" . " Evil cannot survive on it's own. When it destroys the good, it to perishes, but the seeds of good remains to flourish anew"……..ase.

  4. As Salaam Alaikum, thank you for the information. I have written and addressed and will mail a letter to our brother Jamil A Al-Amin. I pray to the Breath of the All Merciful that his health be restored. Zahra Deen

  5. Everyone says they didn’t do it. Not every prosecution of black Muslim men is a conspiracy.
    The Qur’an teaches that murder is an evil act. The Prophet Muhammad SAWS, said that ” one who kills without justication has committed an act equivalent to murder of the entire human race.

  6. "Our Lord! Make us not a trial for the disbelievers, and forgive us, Our Lord! Verily, You, only You, are the All-Mighty, The All-Wise." Certainly, there has been in them an excellent example for you to follow — for those who look forward to {the Meeting with} Allah and the Last Day. And whosoever turns away, then verily, Allah is Rich (Free of all needs), Worthy of all praise. Perhaps Allah will make Friendship between you and those whom you hold as enemies. And Allah has Power (over all things), and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. As salaam alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

  7. As-Salaamu-Alaiyum,
    At-Tauhid (The Oneness of Allah)
    Allah the Most High said,
    "And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)." (51:56)
    And His Statement,
    Concerning the Statement of Allah the Most High,
    "And I (Allah) did not create the jinn and men except that they should worship Me (Alone)." (51:56)
    This means: And I never created the jinn and men for anything or any purpose from the purposes, except for one single purpose, which is that they worship Me (Allah). This Verse contains the explanation of At-Thauhid. This is from the aspect that the Salat explained the statement,
    Except that they should worship Me (Alone),"
    as meaning: "…except that they should worship Me Alone in At-Tauhid." The proof of this understanding is that the Messengers were only sent for the purpose of singling out Allah Alone for worship (Tauhid ul-'lbaadah).
    The reality of worship is submission and humility. When love and compliance are added to these two characteristics, it becomes legal (religious) worship. According to the Islamic Law, worship is to observe the commands and prohibitions (of Allah) with love, hope and fear. Shaikh-ul-Islam said, "It (worship) is a comprehensive noun for what Allah loves and is pleased with of statements and actions, both apparent and hidden." Therefore, the implication of this Verse is that every single act from the acts of worship must be for Allah Alone, besides all else.

    As Salaam Alaikum,
    Abu Bakr

  8. The so called lives that were taken by the hands of another, was obviously a threat on the life of the oppressed, it’s called survival of those who come to see to your demise, regardless of their color. Unless someone wilfully stalks another unjustly, the survivor has a duty to protect his life and freedom of speech and existence.

  9. The upcoming martyrdom of another innocent African American/Person of Color. If you don’t believe that he is innocent of the charges for which he is currently incarcerated for, Google it. Search for the admission of the man (who in no way resembles Imam Jamil Al-Amin) who actually committed the crimes for which Imam Jamil is being persecuted.

  10. Prayers for my Mentor must go up he was a voice in my past who convicted many souls White and Black but he is not deserving of this conviction.

  11. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Cheers

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