[Pnews] Support Medical Justice for Political Prisoner Robert Seth Hayes

Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Tue Dec 2 10:34:11 EST 2014


*Robert Seth Hayes *
*Medical Justice Days of Action: **

Thurs 12/4 and Fri 12/5*

Robert Seth Hayes is one of the longest held political prisoners in the 
US. He is being held at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY 
.Seth is moving into his late 60's and is passing 41 years of 
incarceration on a 25 to life sentence being hit at the parole board 10 
times for extra 16 yrs.  Seth suffers from poorly controlled diabetes 
mellitus and frequent bouts of low blood sugar. Seth has been denied 
snacks by prison staff at family visits which has resulted in episodes 
of low blood sugar. He has documented these incidents and appealed to 
prison staff on multiple occasions with no response.

It is medically necessary that Seth have access to snacks and/or sugar 
tablets to treat his low blood sugars when they happen. Untreated 
hypoglycemia is dangerous and can lead to mental confusion, 
   unconsciousness, and seizures. Seth has experienced several such 
incidents in the past decade.  Seth needs to have appropriate treatment 
for hypoglycemia available at all times and a reevaluation of his 
insulin regimen.

*It is crucially important that we pressure Sullivan Correctional 
Facility to provide appropriate medical treatment for Seth. *

*Please join our phone-call and letter/fax campaign **
on Thurs 12/4 and Fri 12/5!****

*(talking points and sample letter below)*

*THINGS YOU CAN DO:*

1) On *Thurs, Dec. 4th* and *Fri, Dec. 5th, please call and fax*:

*Dr. Sidorowicz, Health Services Facility Director *at Sullivan 
Correctional Facility at

*Phone: (845) 434-2080 <tel:%28845%29%20434-2080> ext 6126* (can also 
try ext 6124 and ext 6117--these go to the nurse's station) and *Fax: 
518-457-2115 <tel:518-457-2115>*

and

*Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer*, DOCCS Division of 
Health Services at*
Phone: 518-457-7073 <tel:518-457-7073> and Fax: 518-457-2115 
<tel:518-457-2115>*


*Suggested talking points*

State who you are calling about and include his prisoner #: *Robert Seth 
Hayes, ** #74-A- 2280*

1)  Mr.Hayes suffers from poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and 
frequent bouts of low blood sugar which can lead to mental confusion, 
unconsciousness, and seizures;

2) Mr. Hayes needs to have appropriate treatment for hypoglycemia 
(appropriate snacks and/or glucose tablets) available at all times; and

3) Mr. Hayes needs a reevaluation and appropriate dosing change in his 
insulin regimen since hypoglycemic episodes have been recurrent.

*
Sample letter*

Dr. Sidorowicz, Health Services Facility Director

Sullivan Correctional Facility
Fallsburg, New York 12733-0116

Fax: 845-434-2462 <tel:845-434-2462>

Dear Dr. Sidorowicz,

I am writing this letter on behalf of Mr. Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A- 2280.

Mr. Hayes has poorly controlled diabetes and suffers from frequent bouts 
of hypoglycemia.

It is medically necessary that Mr. Hayes have access to snacks and/or 
sugar tablets to treat his low blood sugars when they happen. Untreated 
hypoglycemia is dangerous and can lead to mental confusion, 
   unconsciousness, and seizures.

Since Mr. Hayes has suffered from hypoglycemic episodes for so long, 
I understand that he has attempted to bring a snack to treat his 
low blood sugar to family visits in the past and that on at least one 
occasion this snack was confiscated by CO Jarius. This action put Mr. 
  Hayes at significant risk. This needs to be addressed as soon as 
possible to assure that this incident is not repeated.

Mr. Hayes needs to have appropriate  treatment (snacks and/or glucose 
tablets) for hypoglycemia available at all times. Mr. Hayes also 
requires a reevaluation of his insulin regimen since he has frequent 
bouts of hypoglycemia.

I appreciate your prompt response to these medical concerns.

Sincerely,

cc:
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 <tel:518-457-7073>

Fax: 518-457-2115 <tel:518-457-2115>


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