Filed under: Announcement, Health Care, Incarceration, Political Prisoners, US
Over these last few weeks, several appeals for help have gone out from revolutionary prisoners.
Xinacthli, a Chicano anarchist revolutionary who’s been held in solitary confinement for years, is suffering from Hepatitis C, but the Texas prison system is denying him medication. He has reached out to supporters asking for urgent help in getting the medication he needs.
Call-In for Xinacthli:
Please contact the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at [email protected], or (512) 475-3250 (phone), (512) 305-9398 (fax)
You can reach the Ombudsman at [email protected], or by ringing (936) 437-4927 or toll free hotline (844) 476-1289
There’s a list of members of the TDCJ’s Health Care Committee here: www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/cmhc/committee_members.html
Of those individuals, you can email [email protected] and call (936) 437-3542, or use this form http://www.sellersdorsey.com/client-contact-form/ to contact Billy Millwee. Ben Raimer is on twitter at https://twitter.com/raimer, and of the other two members, you can ring Dr De La Garza-Graham on (903) 5935500 and Dr Berenzweig at .
A sample message you can pass on would be:
Hello, I am contacting you on behalf of inmate Alvaro Luna Hernandez, #255735, held in the James V. Allred Unit. Inmate Hernandez is a 65-year-old man who has been held in solitary confinement for a number of years, and who suffers from Hepatitis C. He is not receiving treatment for this serious condition, and is experiencing significant health problems as a result. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee (CMHCC) are seriously failing in their duty of care to inmate Hernandez, and I urge you to act immediately to ensure that he is provided with adequate medication for his health condition and released from solitary confinement on humanitarian grounds.
Please be aware that the TDCJ and the CMHCC could be held responsible for any further deterioration in inmate Hernandez’s health as a result of continued neglect.
Xinachtli has also asked for help in getting more mainstream prison reform-type groups to take an interest in his situation, so if you feel like doing that you can contact the following addresses:
And pass on a message along these lines:
Hello, I am contacting you on behalf of Xinachtli, a Chicano community organizer and political prisoner being held in solitary confinement at the James V Allred Unit in Texas. Xinachtli is suffering from Hepatitis C, but is being denied medication, with the result that his health is now seriously at risk. Xinachtli has requested that I reach out to you and ask if you could take up his case and help put an end to this dangerous medical neglect.
His contact details are:
Alvaro Luna Hernandez
James V Allred Unit
2101 FM 369 North
Iowa Park, TX
Elsewhere, the New York City Jericho Movement report that Black Liberation prisoner Robert Seth Hayes is still in danger due to not being provided with adequate equipment to deal with his diabetes.
While Seth is doing somewhat better in terms of his sugar fluctuations, he still has not been given the monitor for the insulin pump. This is a life-saving measure for Seth, as he can no longer tell when his sugars are high or low.
Call-In For Robert Seth Hayes:
CALL SULLIVAN AT 845-434-2080
Ask to speak with the Superintendent. This will probably not happen. but you can state your concerns to whomever answers the phone. Be sure to get their name.
You can state the following:
I am calling on behalf of Robert Seth Hayes, number 74A2280. I am a friend of Mr. Hayes, and am very concerned for his health and well-being. Although Mr. Hayes finally received his insulin pump a while ago, he has not yet been given the accompanying monitor. Since Mr. Hayes can no longer tell when his sugars are high or low, he must be given the monitor as soon as possible as a life-saving measure.
Also, if you work in the healthcare field, let Sullivan know if you are a Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, EMT, etc. This has an impact.
If you, a family member or loved one has diabetes, you know how important this is. Please let us know what day you called and what response you received. Encourage all of your friends, family and co-workers to call as well.
Send us an email at [email protected]
Write to Seth: Robert Seth Hayes #74A2280, Sullivan C.F., P.O. Box 116, Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116
Send him a get well card or write him a letter. Seth loves corresponding with people, and it also shows the prison that people are paying attention.
Finally, down in Alabama, the Free Alabama Movement put out an alert saying that James Pleasant/Dhati Khalid and Robert Earl Council/Kinetik Justice, two people who’ve been targeted for retaliation following their involvement in the prison strike, feel in danger and suspect their food is being tampered with.
If you need those contact details in easily copy/pastable form, they are: (256) 233-4600, (334) 242-7300, (334) 242-7100, (334) 353-0004, (205) 244-2001, [email protected] and http://www.doc.state.al.us/InvestigationRequest.aspx