[Pnews] Update and Fundraiser for Political Prisoner Seth Hayes

Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Tue Jun 23 10:43:08 EDT 2015

Thank you everyone who has made calls and written letters for Seth. Seth 
wants his gratitude to be felt. It has made a difference in Seth’s 
spirit and the treatment he receives. Seth has long way to go for better 
health, for now he is in the process of treatment and tests so we stand 
alongside him. One main remaining concern is his diabetic diet, which 
they claim he will be receiving.DOCCS Health representative Koneigsmann 
and some others have been sued by inmates regarding the Control B diet 
which is not a diabetic diet (July, 2013). 
http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20FDCO%2020131227820: The reality is 
that he needs to come home after 40 + years of incarceration to actually 
fully regain his health. The poor diet, stressful conditions, continued 
harassment, and inadequate health care will never bring Seth to optimal 
health. This is why we are asking people to donate funds for both Legal 
and Medical efforts to maintain his health for now and ultimately bring 
him home. To donate you can go to the Fund Razr 
https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/810a58 or send the money check or money 
order payable to NateBuckley address- 438 Massachusetts avenue, Buffalo, 
NY 14213.

Robert Seth Hayes is one of the longest held political prisoners in the 
US. After returning from the Vietnam War, Seth joined the Black Panther 
Party and was later imprisoned for his involvement in the struggle for 
Black Liberation.

Seth was sentenced to 25 years to life, which means after serving 25 
years he is eligible for parole. Seth has now been locked in prison for 
42 years and unjustly denied parole on 10 occasions. Seth has a large 
and loving family and supportive community who yearn for his release. 
Seth turns 67 this year and suffers from multiple chronic medical problems.

We are waging a campaign for Seth concerning his ailing health. With 
proper medical care, Seth's health issues could be under control but the 
horribly inadequate health care during his incarceration places him at 
grave risk. The combination of repetitive parole denials and neglectful 
medical care equates to a extrajudicial death sentence for Seth.

In addition struggling to receive medical care, Seth is also fighting 
for his constitutional rights at the parole board. Seth is a model 
prisoner and meets all criteria for release, yet has been repetitively 
denied parole for no other reason than "the serious nature of the 
original crime." This essentially means that the Parole Board is taking 
it upon themselves to re-sentence Seth to life in prison without the 
possibility parole. Seth is challenging this violation of his 
constitutional rights with a Habeas petition.

Seth needs our support. Please make a contribution to this campaign to 
win justice and freedom for a brother who has sacrificed so much for us all!

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