Denver: Running Down The Walls 2015!


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It’s time again for Denver’s annual Running Down the Walls 5k benefit. This will be our seventh run/walk in solidarity with U.S. held political prisoners and prisoners of war. Last year was the best year, and we need your help to make this year’s even bigger!

Join us Sunday September 6th at Hungarian Freedom Park (901 E 1st Ave). Meet by the Hungarian uprising memorial at 11am with the run starting at 12pm sharp, taking place at the same time as runs in other cities and in prisons across the country! Please be sure to get there early to sign in and get your t-shirt. Food will be provided afterwards. Vegan options included. Bring everyone!

Every year prisoners and ABC chapters organize Running Down the Walls events to raise awareness and funds for political prisoners in further need of support. Additionally, extra funds raised will go to support the 5th annual North American Anarchist Black Cross conference.

This year’s radical 5k is dedicated in loving memory of the revolutionary Phil Africa (died in prison 1/10/2015) and every slain, maimed, and brutalized victim of police terror.

Sign up to run, roll, walk, bike, or volunteer by emailing us at denverabc@riseup.net ♥

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/714840768659289/

To donate please visit our youcaring fundraiser here: http://www.youcaring.com/u-s-political-prisoners-406831

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Click image to view report from last year.

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From NYC ABC:

The Warchest Program:
The Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABCF) has initiated a program designed to send monthly checks to those Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War who have been receiving insufficient, little, or no financial support during their imprisonment. The Warchest program was initiated in November 1994. Its purpose is to collect monthly funds from groups and individual supporters, and send that money to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War (PP/POW) via monthly checks. Over the last two decades, the ABCF warchest has dispensed over $75,000 to political prisoners in the United States. Currently, there are ten imprisoned comrades who receive a monthly stipend as part of the program; they are:
Joseph Bowen
Russell Maroon Shoatz
Alvaro Luna Hernandez
Herman Bell
Robert Seth Hayes
Maliki Shakur Latine
Ruchell Magee
Sundiata Acoli
Hanif Bey
Oso Blanco

For more information, visit: abcf.net/warchest-program

Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine:
Maliki Shakur Latine is a political prisoner, held in New York state. A former Black Panther, Maliki directly faced state repression and, after a 1979 incident with NYPD cops, was sentenced to 25 to life. We are raising funds to aid in the campaign to secure parole for this elder. For more information, visit justiceformaliki.org

Robert Seth Hayes Medical Justice Campaign

As previously noted, Seth Hayes finally began to receive medical intervention for both his Hepatitis C and poorly-managed diabetes roughly a month ago. This development is no doubt thanks to many people who made calls on his behalf. Unfortunately, Seth is still suffering from undiagnosed and untreated chronic bleeding and abdominal growths. Many calls have been made to Health Services in regards to these conditions that warrant urgent assessment, and there has been no response. Please join in calling and faxing Health Services this week, stating that you are calling about Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280, at Sullivan Correctional Facility, and requesting:

For coughing up blood, that he be given the results of the chest Xray he was given in May, as well as a PPD (TB skin test), and (if chest Xray was unrevealing) a chest Cat scan. Additionally, if there is any concern about heart failure from the chest Xray, that he be given an ECHO.

For the lump on his abdomen, an abdominal ultrasound or Cat scan. For the ones on his chest wall, a Dermatology consult where they do a biopsy if it is appropriate next step or advise Seth as to what the lesions are.

We must be persistent, insistent and consistent in order for Seth to get his needed medical care, so please continue to call and fax:

On Monday 7/20, Tuesday 7/21 and Wednesday 7/22 please call:

Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer, DOCCS Division of Health
Services at (518) 457-7073

Holly, Health Services Supervisor, at (518) 445-6176

On Thursday 7/23 and Friday 7/24, please fax (you can use a free online
fax service like faxzero.com if needed):

Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D. at Fax: (518) 445-7553

Holly at Fax: (518) 445-6157

To contribute to ongoing efforts supporting Robert Seth Hayes, please donate online at: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/810a58

Write to Seth and let him know he is in our hearts and on our minds.

Robert Seth Hayes #74A2280
Sullivan Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 116
Fallsburg, New York 12733-0116

July update on Seth Hayes: Call for support

powmedicaljustice.com:

As previously noted, Seth Hayes finally began to receive medical intervention for both his Hepatitis C and poorly-managed diabetes roughly a month ago.  This development is no doubt thanks to many people who made calls on his behalf.  Unfortunately, Seth is still suffering from undiagnosed and untreated chronic bleeding and abdominal growths.  Many calls have been made to Health Services in regards to these conditions that warrant urgent assessment, and there has been no response.  Please join in calling and faxing Health Services this week, stating that you are calling about Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280, at Sullivan Correctional Facility, and requesting:— For coughing up blood, that he be given the results of the chest Xray he was given in May, as well as a PPD (TB skin test), and (if chest Xray was unrevealing) a chest Cat scan.  Additionally, if there is any concern about heart failure from the chest Xray, that he be given an ECHO.

— For the lump on his abdomen, an abdominal ultrasound or Cat scan.  For the ones on his chest wall, a Dermatology consult where they do a biopsy if it is appropriate next step or advise Seth as to what the lesions are.

On Monday 7/6, Tuesday 7/7 and Wednesday 7/8 please call:

***Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer, DOCCS Division of Health Services at (518) 457-7073

***Holly, Health Services Supervisor, at (518) 445-6176
On Thursday 7/9 and Friday 7/10, please fax (you can use a free online fax service like faxzero.com if needed):

***Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D. at Fax: (518) 445-7553

***Holly at Fax: (518) 445-6157

To contribute to ongoing efforts supporting Robert Seth Hayes, please donate online at: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/810a58

Updated Action Alert for Robert Seth Hayes

powmedicaljustice.com

Monday, May 18:

Seth’s medical condition continues to worsen, and he has not been evaluated or treated for potentially life-threatening symptoms despite following formal medical care request procedures within the prison.  Because the medical staff at the prison and Health Services of the Department of Correction continue to neglect his medical needs despite numerous calls from concerned medical providers and other citizens, we are urging both Commissioner Annucci and Governor Cuomo to exercise oversight and see to it that Seth finally receives proper medical care.

*Talking points and sample letter below*

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

1) On Tuesday, 5/19 and Wednesday, 5/20 please call:

*Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 x2

*Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci, NYS Department of Corrections at (518) 457-8134

2) On Thursday, 5/21 and Friday, 5/22, please fax (you can use a free online fax service like faxzero.com if needed):

*Governor Cuomo at Fax: (518) 486-4466

*Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci at Fax: (518) 457-0076

***Suggested talking points***

State who you are calling about and include his prisoner #: Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280, at Sullivan Correctional Facility;

Say that you are requesting oversight of the medical team at Sullivan and DOCC Health Services as well as:

1) an immediate work-up of his cough and shortness of breath;
2) an assessment of his weight loss to have potential malignancies ruled out;
3) modification of his insulin regimen to better control his diabetes and prevent low blood sugars; and
4) a physician’s order for a diabetic diet.

Please email nycjericho@gmail.com and let us know what response you receive so that it can be given to Seth’s legal team.

A SAMPLE LETTER to fax, mail or submit online:

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Fax: (518) 486-4466

Dear Governor Cuomo,

I am writing in regards to Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280, DOB 10-15-48, who is currently at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY.

Mr. Hayes suffers from poorly controlled diabetes mellitus with frequent bouts of hypoglycemia, as well as weight loss of 40 pounds (22% of his original body weight) in a short time. These health concerns have not been addressed by medical staff at Sullivan Correctional Institute despite numerous requests by the patient, family, concerned medical providers, and the general public. He has not even been prescribed a diabetic diet.

In addition, Mr. Hayes’s medical situation has worsened dramatically recently. He has had a cough with shortness of breath and is coughing up blood tinged mucus. He needs an evaluation of his cough and shortness of breath urgently.

I am writing to register my grave concern about the health of Mr. Hayes and to request that he receive the following immediate and appropriate medical care:

1) an urgent evaluation of his cough and shortness of breath;
2) a work-up of his weight loss to assess for potential malignancies;
3) a modification of his insulin regimen to better control his diabetes and prevent episodes of hypoglycemia; and
4) a diabetic diet.

I thank you for your prompt attention to these medical matters.

Sincerely,

Seth Hayes’ Health Deteriorates -> Call & Fax this week

POW Medical Justice:

Since the campaign began last week, Seth’s medical situation has actually worsened. He has had a cough for over a week with shortness of breath. He is also intermittently coughing up blood tinged mucous. He has not been evaluated or treated for these symptoms.

We must keep the pressure on and be consistent, insistent and persistent to make sure we do not lose yet another of our beloved freedom fighters due to deliberate medical neglect.

****Please join our phone and fax campaign!****
*Talking points and sample letter below*

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

1) On Wednesday, 5/6 please call:

***Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci, NYS Department of Corrections at (518) 457-8134

***Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer, DOCCS Division of Health Services at (518) 457-7073

***Nancy A. Lyng, MS, Director of Health Services, at (518) 445-6176

2) On Friday, 5/8, please fax (you can use a free online fax service like faxzero.com if needed):

***Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci at Fax: (518) 457-0076

***Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D. at Fax: (518) 445-7553

***Nancy A. Lyng, MS at Fax: (518) 445-6157

***Suggested talking points***

State who you are calling about and include his prisoner #: Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280 at Sullivan Correctional Facility;

Say that you are requesting:
1) an immediate work-up of his cough and shortness of breath;
2) an assessment of his weight loss to have potential malignancies ruled out;
3) modification of his insulin regimen to better control his diabetes and prevent low blood sugars; and
4) a physician’s order for a diabetic diet.

Please email nycjericho@gmail.com and let us know what response you receive.

HERE IS A SAMPLE LETTER YOU CAN FAX OR MAIL

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
Fax: (518) 445-7553

Dear Dr. Koenigsmann,

I am writing on behalf of Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280, DOB 10-15-48, who is currently at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY.

Mr. Hayes suffers from poorly controlled diabetes mellitus with frequent bouts of hypoglycemia, as well as weight loss of 40 pounds (22% of his original body weight) in a short time. These health concerns have not been addressed by medical staff at Sullivan Correctional Institute despite numerous requests by the patient, family, concerned medical providers, and the general public. He has not even been prescribed a diabetic diet.

In addition, Mr. Hayes’s medical situation has worsened in the last week. He has had a cough with shortness of breath and is coughing up blood tinged mucus. He needs an evaluation of his cough and shortness of breath urgently.

I am writing to register my grave concern about the health of Mr. Hayes and to request that he receive the following immediate and appropriate medical care:

1) an urgent evaluation of his cough and shortness of breath;
2) a work-up of his weight loss to assess for potential malignancies;
3) a modification of his insulin regimen to better control his diabetes and prevent episodes of hypoglycemia; and
4) a diabetic diet.

I thank you for your prompt attention to these medical matters.

Sincerely,

Call & Fax in for Robert Seth Hayes: April 27-30

From POW Medical Justice:

r_s_hayes2005-150x150Robert Seth Hayes is one of the longest held political prisoners in the US. He is 66 years old and suffers from multiple chronic and concerning medical problems. As many of you know, we recently waged a medical campaign for him a few months ago regarding rapid and concerning weight loss as well as poorly controlled diabetes. Neither of these concerns have been addressed to date. NYS DOCCS states on its website that denial of adequate medical care is a violation of a person’s eighth amendment constitutional rights, so please help demand that Seth be provided with proper care.

***Please join our phone and fax campaign!***
Talking points and sample letter below.

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

1) On Monday, 4/27 and Tuesday, 4/28 please call:

***Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci, NYS Department of Corrections at (518) 457-8134

***Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer, DOCCS Division of Health Services at (518)-457-7073

***Nancy A. Lyng, MS, Director of Health Services, at (518) 445-6176

2) On Wednesday, 4/29 and Thursday 4/30, please fax (you can use a free online fax service like faxzero.com if needed):

***Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci at Fax: (518) 457-0076

***Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D. at Fax: (518) 457-2115

***Nancy A. Lyng, MS at Fax: (518) 445-6157

 

Suggested talking points:

-> State who you are calling about and include his prisoner #: Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A- 2280 at Sullivan Correctional Facility;

-> Say that you are requesting:
1) an assessment and modification of his insulin treatment,
2) that he is given a full work-up to have potential malignancies been ruled out considering his weight loss, and,
3) that he is finally prescribed a diabetic diet.

-> Please email nycjericho@gmail.com and let us know what response you receive.

 

Sample letter for faxing or mailing:

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
Fax: 518-457-2115

Dear Dr. Koenigsmann,

I am writing on behalf of Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280, DOB 10-15-48, who is currently a prisoner at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY.

Mr. Hayes suffers from poorly controlled diabetes mellitus with frequent bouts of hypoglycemia, as well as weight loss of 40 pounds (22% of his original body weight) in a short time. These health concerns have not been addressed by medical staff at Sullivan Correctional Institute despite numerous requests by the patient, family, concerned medical providers, and the general public. He has not even been prescribed a diabetic diet.

I am writing to register my grave concern about the health of Mr. Hayes and to request that he receive appropriate follow-up and treatment immediately for:

1) poorly controlled diabetes with multiple episodes of hypoglycemia and lack of access to the DOCC diabetic diet; and
2) significant and alarming weight loss, the etiology of which is currently unknown and should be assessed for potential malignancies

I thank you for your prompt attention to these medical matters.
Sincerely,

______________________

cc: Anthony J. Annucci, Acting Commissioner at Fax: (518) 457-0076,
Nancy A. Lyng, MS, Director of Health Services at Fax: (518) 445-6157

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 ext 6126 (can also try ext
6124 and ext 6117–these go to the nurse’s station) and Fax: 518-457-2115

Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer, DOCCS Division of
Health Services at

Phone: 518-457-7073  and Fax: 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
12/4/14
Sullivan Correctional Facility
Fallsburg, New York 12733-0116
Fax: 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
Fax: 518-457-2115