After more than 30 years behind bars, Tupac’s step-father Dr. Mutulu Shakur has been granted parole and is coming home to his family.
The US Parole Commission has finally granted parole for Dr. Mutulu Shakur. The decision comes months after 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. In May doctors said Mutulu has only 6 months to live as his cancer treatment stopped working.
In a statement released by Shakur’s official website Thursday evening (November 10), Mutulu will continue receiving medical treatment.
“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. 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.”mutulushakur.com
Mutulu had been previously denied a compassionate release two years ago. This past June friends, family, fans worldwide and attorney Ben Crump, petitioned for Dr. Mutulu Shakur’s release.