State ordered to provide Mumia Abu-Jamal with hepatitis C treatment

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A judge has given the Department of Corrections 21 days to give death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal medication to treat his hepatitis C infection.

Abu-Jamal sued to improve the healthcare he was receiving while incarcerated after suffering from diabetic shock.

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that a doctor must determine whether there is a medical reason that Abu-Jamal should not get the treatment, which can range from $50,000 to 75,000 or more per patient.

He's convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981, and is currently serving a sentence of life without parole.
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