Urgent Medical Campaign for Political Prisoner Robert Seth Hayes

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Following announces a call-in campaign for long-time political prisoner Robert Seth Hayes.

As people know, ensuring that Robert Seth Hayes receives adequate medical care has been an ongoing struggle over the past 20 years.

Seth reports that, when he went to change the sensor on his insulin pump (sensors must be changed every 6 days) on February 23, 2018, he was informed that Sullivan did not have any sensors at the facility.

So for two weeks now, Seth does not have a continuous glucose monitoring device (the sensor continuously reads interstitial glucose levels and relays them to the monitor) and has had to rely on his daily finger sticks to determine his sugar levels. Once again, NYS DOCCS is violating Seth’s constitutional and human right to adequate health care, in additon to being in stark violation of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Rules on the treatment of prisoners.

The whole point of Seth’s having the insulin pump/monitor is because he can no longer tell when his sugars are high or low. It is hard to believe that “medical” personnel at Sullivan have once again failed to order the necessary sensors in a timely fashion.

Please call, write and fax the following people to demand that all supplies for Robert Seth Hayes #74A2280’s insulin pump be adequately stocked at the Sullivan clinic. Be polite but firm. Feel free to email nycjericho@gmail.com to let us know what response you receive. Staff at Sullivan usually state that Superintendent Keyser will not take phone calls and that all complaints must be in writing. If that is the case, ask to speak with guidance and ask for Seth’s counselor.

Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D.
Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer
NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: 518-457-7073
Fax: 518-445-7553
Carl.Koenigsmann@doccs.ny.gov

Anthony J. Annucci
Acting Commissioner
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: (518) 457-8126
commissioner@doccs.ny.gov

Superintendent Keyser
Sullivan Correctional Facility
325 Riverside Drive
Fallsburg, New York 12733
(845) 434-2080

A sample script you could use might be:

Hello,

I am contacting you to say that I have been informed that, as of February 23rd 2018, when inmate Robert Seth Hayes #74A2280 went to change the sensor on his insulin pump (sensors must be changed every 6 days), he was told that Sullivan did not have any sensors at the facility.

The whole point of his having the insulin pump/monitor is because he can no longer tell when his sugars are high or low. It is hard to believe that “medical” personnel at Sullivan have once again failed to order the necessary sensors in a timely fashion.

I demand that all supplies for Robert Seth Hayes #74A2280’s insulin pump be kept adequately stocked at the Sullivan clinic so that inmate Hayes can receive the medical care he needs.

Thank you,


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