After being denied parole on various occasions, Tupac’s step-father, Dr. Mutulu Shakur is finally coming home thanks to the US Parole Commission.
In a statement via mutulushakur.com, news of Mutulu’s release was announced. “Today, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, a 72 year old grandfather and respected healer and elder was granted parole by the US Parole Commission. The Parole Commission has recognized that his release poses no risk, particularly in light of his medical condition. He will be released shortly. Mutulu is one of thousands of incarcerated older people in federal and state prisons who has been repeatedly denied parole for over a decade after completing his minimum sentence,” read the statement.
“Mutulu is deeply grateful and thankful for the broad expression of trust and support, and thanks everyone who has helped him over the years. We ask that he have space and time to be with family when he is released and to continue receiving medical treatment.”
Back in June of 2022, Shakur’s attorney, Brad Thomson told MSNBC, that Shakur had endured drastic weight loss due to his illnesses and treatments; had Covid at least twice; and had been relying on IV feeding tubes on and off since May.
Thomson also stated that doctors with the Federal Bureau of Prisons gave Shakur less than six months to live in May, noting that his cancer treatment had stopped working. District Judge Charles Haight Jr. who in November 2020 denied Shakur’s request for a “compassionate release,” said in the ruling, “Should it develop that Shakur’s condition deteriorates further, to the point of approaching death, he may apply again to the Court, for a release that in those circumstances could be justified as ‘compassionate.’”
Now two years later, and Dr. Mutulu Shakur is coming home.