Action Alert: Demand Medical Treatment for Anarchist Prisoner Jerome White-Bey

55 year old Jerome White-Bey continues to be unjustly confined in Ad Seg (the hole), denied medical treatment for liver disease. A prison doctor prescribed interferon treatment for Jerome’s liver disease, however the Regional Medical Director Dr. Conley and the Director Mr. George A. Lombardi has refused to transfer him. Denying such treatment could prove deadly.  Denial of medical care is one of the many ways that the prison system abuses political and politicized prisons.

Jerome is reaching out to those on the outside to pressure officials to provide him with the treatment he deserves.

People are encouraged to write letters and make phone calls to:
1.        George A. Lombardi  (Director)
2.        Ms. Lisa Jones
3.        Dr. Conley (Regional Medical Director)
4.        Ms. Gloria Perry  (MD Chief Medical Officer)

Missouri Department of Corrections
2729 Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 236
Jefferson City, MO. 65102

Phone number is: 573-751-2389

Sample letter:

Dear Director Lombardi,

I write to you out of deep concern for prison inmate Jerome White-Bey #37479 who is suffering from liver disease.  The visiting doctor prescribed interferon treatment for him, but he continues to be denied this treatment.  If gone untreated, his condition could worsen.

I am asking that you immediately grant Mr. White-Bey the interferon treatment he needs to protect his health and to remove him from administrative segregation.  Under the Eigth Amendment prisoners are entitled to adequate medical care.  I hope that you take immediate action to uphold Mr White-Bey’s rights and health.

I and all who share concern would be gratified by a reply from you as soon as possible. Thank you for your time on this important matter.
Respectfully yours,

[Your Name]

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Anarchist Jerome White-Bey Put in Solitary Again, Denied Adequate Medical Treatment

Anarchist prisoner and founder of the Missouri Prison Labor Union, Jerome White-Bey, has been put in solitary confinement for reasons still unclear. He is also suffering from Hep-C liver damage and is not responding well to his Thyroid medication. Prison officials have yet to grant him a doctor’s visit and his placement into solitary confinement can only make his situation worse.
People are encouraged to write a short letter to the following address.

MDOC Regional Medical Director Dr. Conley,
2729 Plaza Drive,
P.O. Box 236,
Jefferson City, MO. 65102

Jerome’s birthday is also on December 28th. Letters and cards would be especially encouraging for him at this time.
Jerome White-Bey #37479
5A-118
ERDCC
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

 

Anarchist Jerome White-Bey Put in Solitary Again, Denied Adequate Medical Treatment

Anarchist prisoner and founder of the Missouri Prison Labor Union, Jerome White-Bey, has been put in solitary confinement for reasons still unclear.  He is also suffering from Hep-C liver damage and is not responding well to his Thyroid medication.  Prison officials have yet to grant him a doctor’s visit and his placement into solitary confinement can only make his situation worse.

People are encouraged to write a short letter to the following address.

MDOC Regional Medical Director Dr. Conley,
2729 Plaza Drive,
P.O. Box 236,
Jefferson City, MO. 65102

Jerome’s birthday is also on December 28th.  Letters and cards would be especially encouraging for him at this time.

Jerome White-Bey #37479
5A-118
ERDCC
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

Anarchist Prisoner and MPLU Founder Jerome White-Bey Needs Medical Treatment

Anarchist prisoner Jerome White-Bey is the founder and president of the Missouri Prisoner Labour Union, an organization of Missouri prisoners and their outside supporters who are organizing around labour and other prison conditions. Since the founding of the MPLU, Jerome has been subject to administrative harassment and retaliation. He was in the “hole” (administrative segregation) for two years following the formation of the MPLU and has constantly been moved in and out of segregation since.

Jerome is now appealing for help with a letter campaign. He has diabetes which has caused a kidney infection that has lasted for several months now. Despite several requests made by him to the doctors there the prison officials are denying him any medical treatment for the kidney infection. He has had no treatment, no tests, no medication and he is very worried about his health and the effect the long lasting infection will have on him. In his own words:

“There is a plot against my well being. It is clear to me now, so the only sure way to protect myself from ill willed people is to build a wall of security around me, because when people on the outside show an overwhelming concern about our well being, then that stills the hand of the evil doers. So anyone that would like to write, call the prison or visit me is welcome to do so.”

Please write letters of complaint to:

The Governor
ERDCC
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
USA
+001 573 358-5516

Write letters of support to:

Jerome White-Bey
#37479
ERDCC
5A-118
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
USA

Sample letter:

Your name and address here:

Dear Governor of ERDCC,

I am writing to you to express my extreme concern for a prisoner currently held in your prison. His name is Jerome White-Bey #37479. Mr White-Bey has diabetes which has caused a kidney infection that has lasted for several months now.

Despite several attempts by himself to get his condition treated he has had no treatment, no tests, no medication and is now very worried about his health and the effect such a long term untreated infection will have upon it.

I am writing to you in the hope that you can look into this matter and ensure that Mr White-Bey gets the treatment that a prison has the duty of care to provide for the prisoners held with-in it.

Yours faithfully