Major Tillery is a Pennsylvania Lifer who confronted SCI Mahanoy Superintendent John Kerestes over Mumia Abu-Jamal's deteriorating health. Elder Tillery told the Mahanoy superintendent to get Mumia to the hospital, stating "Mumia is dying." Retaliation has come about as a result of this. Elder Tillery has been transferred to SCI Frackville, placed in the hole (RHU), on false charges of receiving a letter with stamps concealing drugs. For the record, stamps are taken off of mail. Elder Tillery turns 65 years old this year and has been denied medication which he needs for his failing liver and high blood pressure. SCI Frackville has denied him medication and legal phone calls.