JF: Oh, I just visited him on Sunday, in fact . . . He has filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania DOC [Department of Corrections] for medical negligence . . . and we think there has been some retaliation because his belongings—all of his property—was packed up and put in storage. This is while he's been in the infirmary; he's been in the infirmary since April, permanently . . . He's lost 25 pounds in the last two months. His skin is just horrible; it's black, jet black all over, and Mumia is like a chocolate brown. His skin is wrinkled; he showed me his feet, his legs. I hadn't seen his legs, and I said, "Let me see your legs. Do you still have open wounds?" because he'd had open wounds for months . . . This is an inferno; he's living an inferno, and the prison is presiding over this torturous situation. Now, let me tell you that one of the things that could immediately ease his situation is zinc. Zinc costs $9.99, and they refuse to administer [it]. But ultimately, what he really needs is to be administered the cure for hepatitis C; they're denying that in part because whatever they do with Mumia is going to set a precedent for a class-action suit by 10,000 Pennsylvania prisoners who also have active hepatitis C.