[Ppnews] Support New Afrikan PP Russell "Maroon" Shoatz!

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Fri Mar 6 10:17:18 EST 2009


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Long time New Afrikan Freedom Fighter and Political Prisoner, Russell 
Maroon Shoatz has glaucoma and cataracts in both eyes and needs 
surgery to correct the cataracts.
Dr Jin (who is the doctor at SCI-Greene) said he would submit the 
paper work for the surgery, but hasn't.

Maroon's daughter, Theresa Shoatz, called SCI Greene and spoke to Dan 
Davis, who said said he was emailing Dr. Jin as they spoke, to speed 
up the paper work for Maroon's surgery. Dr. Jin responded to
the email by sending Maroon back to the eye doctor who diagnosed the
cataracts. Once again the eye doctor told Maroon, you don't need to see me
you need to see the surgeon. The eye doctor told Maroon he would
tell Dr. Jin to once again submit the paperwork for the surgery.

Maroon is also in need of a typewriter, due to the side effects of taking Cipro
for more than a year.  Maroon began taking Cipro in 2005 for his prostate
infection. The FDA has warned the public about the terrible side
effects of Cipro, which often causes damage to a person's tendons. 
Maroon is experiencing
terrible pain in the chest, arm, and hands. The tendons surrounding
the muscle in those areas are inflamed. Maroon said the pain is 
constant and describes the pain similar to a broken bone. There is swelling and
no ice is  available. Maroon complained that writing is difficult, therefore we
asked the warden for a typewriter. Theresa spoke to the warden, who 
told her to just order it, as long as Maroon has enough money in his 
account, which he does. The warden called Theresa back later and told 
her that's it's unfair to the other  prisoners on Administrative 
Custody (AC)status if Maroon is able to purchase a typewriter since 
AC status prisoners are not allowed to own typewriters. Maroon is 
housed in the capital area (death row). Death row prisoners are 
allowed typewriters.

We are asking people to call the Pennsylvania Department of 
Corrections Medical Chief of Staff, Dr. Schraff and request that 
Russell Shoats AF-3855, confined at SCI-Greene:

1. receive the eye surgery immediately to correct the cataracts and 
also receive the proper treatment for glaucoma.

2.be allowed to purchase a typewriter in light of his on going 
medical condition which makes writing painful, the result of the side 
effects from taking Cipro.

Call or fax Dr. Schraff

phone  717-214-8449

fax 717-731-7000

people wishing to send letters to Dr. Schraff should send their 
letters to the following address:

Philadelphia ABCF
P.O Box 42129
Philadelphia, Pa 19101

We will collect all letters sent in and mail them in bulk  to Dr. 
Schraff and also send copies to Maroon.

We also encourage people to write to Maroon:

Russell Shoats
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, Pa 15370

Thank you for your support!

Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

415 863-9977

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