On July 23, 2014, at the Butner FMC, after a bone marrow biopsy, findings confirmed that Imam Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) had Smoldering Myeloma, an intermediate pre-cursor stage of Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells. After a three-month stay at the Medical Center, Imam Al-Amin was moved to the USP Canaan Federal Penitentiary, in Waymart, Pennsylvania, where he was placed in general population. After 14 years of incarceration consisting of Administrative Detention i.e., Solitary Confinement, Imam Al-Amin finally was able to attend religious services and programs.
In addition to having Smoldering Myeloma, he is suffering from Sjogren’s Syndrome. Visitors recently have confirmed that he continues to suffer severe pain, swollen jaws and other symptoms, including swollen ankles, skin discoloration, dry eyes and dry mouth.