Health Campaign for Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280

Health Campaign for Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280

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NYC Jericho received a report from Seth regarding continuous harassment by C.O. Darius at Sullivan Correctional Facility. Seth had written a complaint about C.O. Darius some months ago about an incident regarding the New York Times. Seth, who loves the sun, was going to the yard with his newspaper to sit and read, and C.O. Darius insisted upon inspecting the paper, which he then made a mess of and gave back to Seth. Seth complained, stating that the paper was not in the condition it should be, and C.O. Darius basically ignored him, resulting in the written complaint by Seth.

This has resulted in extremely dangerous retaliatory action by C.O. Darius, who has been deliberately delaying Seth from getting his 11 a.m. insulin shot. Seth’s sugars are finally under somewhat better control after a long campaign to get him proper medical treatment following his sudden weight loss at the end of last year. Seth must be on a strict insulin regimen, and this delay of 20 to 40 minutes on a daily basis could actually endanger his life.

Read Seth’s report on the situation here. (We will type in and have available as text very soon, so check back.)

We must be making phone calls and writing for Seth to demand that this harassment by C.O. Darius stop immediately. We must also demand that Seth receive his insulin on time every day.

NYS DOCCS states on its website that denial of adequate medical care is a violation of a person’s eighth amendment constitutional rights, as this would be cruel and unusual punishment. Of course, adequate medical care would include a diabetic diet, which is absolutely not provided by NYS DOCCS. Additionally, they refuse to allow food package items such as diabetic cookies and candies.

Of course, if Robert Seth Hayes had been released on parole instead of having 15 years added to his sentence by the NYS DOCCS Parole Board, he would be a free man today and would have better access to adequate medical care than he currently does.

Please write, call, fax and email the following people and insist that Robert Seth Hayes, DIN No. 74-A-2280, receive his insulin on time. If you are a doctor, nurse, or any other kind of medical personnel, please use your letterhead. Please email nycjericho@gmail.com and let us know what response you receive. Also, if you are able to find out any additional phone or fax numbers, we will be grateful for the information.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci
NYS Department of Corrections
and Community Supervision
Harriman State Campus, Building 2
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: (518) 457-8126

 

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

Elizabeth Ritter
Assistant Commissioner for Health Services
NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Elizabeth.Ritter@doccs.ny.gov

Division of Health Services
Nancy A. Lyng, MS, Director of Health Services
Operations and Management
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
(518) 445-6176

 

Sullivan Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 116, 325 Riverside Drive
Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116
845-434-2080
Patrick Griffin, Superintendent
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

“Free em All!” : A Benefit to Support Political Prisoners

Facebook event (Click here) 

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OREGON JERICHO, KBOO COMMUNITY RADIO & STUDENTS FOR UNITY PRESENT

“Free em All!” : A Benefit to Support Political Prisoners

Starring David Rovics- Flat-picking Rabble-rouser

Opening Band: Fingerpaint Afrojazz- Local trio and art collective

Special Guests and MC’s: Mic Crenshaw, Walidah Imarisha & Ahjamu Umi

Saturday June 14th 2014 7-9pm Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Building-

Parkway North Room 1825 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Free, open to the public & disability affirmative! J

oin us for an amazing evening of music, dance, spoken word and political remix.

Featuring David Rovics international folk artist singer/songwriter. This cultural event bridges the arts community with civic engagement.

Contact: oregon.jericho@gmail.com

Struggling to Win: Chilean Anarchist’s Building Power Event

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PCC Cascade Campus Terrell Hall Building, Room 122

 

Chile has a long history of working class struggle in shanty-towns, factories, mines, community organizations, and schools. In the 20 years after the US supported coup, much of the organizing was done underground. However after the fall of the dictatorship in 1990, there was a new rise of mass popular organization. Anarchists have been a major force in the social movements, strategically organizing to build power. This national tour brings three individuals, Melissa, Gabriel and Pablo, to talk about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres. 
Specific Questions to be Addressed: 

• The strategies that influenced building a social movement
• The importance of a class analysis
• Social insertion
• Fusing theory with lived realities
• Anarchist materialist perspectives
Anarcha-Feminism 
• The Theater of the Oppressed and popular education 
• Patriarchy and structural violence through capitalism, state and religion
• Gender violence and discrimination

Sponsored by: Institute for Anarchist Studies; Black Rose Anarchist Federation; Hella 503 Collective; Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC); Living Stages Theater; Oregon Jericho; PDX Anarchist Black Cross; Students for Unity; PSU Student Union; The Q Club (PCC Cascade) and KBOO Radio.

$5 – 25 suggested donation to help the traveling comrades (no one turned away)

 

 

Urgent Health Campaign for Robert Seth Hayes!

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Urgent Health Campaign for 
Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280

Seth in 2011
Seth on Nov. 30, 2013

Robert Seth Hayes Days of Action: 
Thurs 12/12 and Fri 12/13

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. He is very sick and needs your help.

Mr. Hayes suffers from diabetes mellitis, as well as hepatitis C. He has lost 40 pounds over the past three months. This constitutes unintentional weight loss of 22% of his original body weight. The degree of his weight loss as well as the time frame over which the weight loss has occurred is alarming.

Mr. Hayes requires urgent evaluation of his weight loss which should includes a complete evaluation for cancer and other causes of abnormal weight loss. To date he has not received this evaluation. DOCCS is mandated to provide appropriate medical care to incarcerated persons. Appropriate medical care, in this case, requires urgent diagnosis of the cause of his rapid weight loss and appropriate treatment.

We must act now!

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 Dec 12th and Fri Dec 13th!***

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

1) On Thursday, Dec. 12th, call

***Dr. Sidorowicz, Health Services Facility Director at Sullivan Correctional Facility at
(845) 434-2080 ext 6126 
– if that extension doesn’t work you can also try ext 6124 and ext 6117 (these go to the nurse’s station)

and

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

***Suggested talking points***

a) Briefly state your concerns regarding the health of Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280.
– Mr. Hayes has lost 40 lbs which constitutes a 22% loss of his original body weight. 
– He has been denied appropriate and necessary medical treatment for this weight loss which includes a work-up for the cause of this weight loss.
b) Ask why Seth Hayes has not received the recommended and necessary medical work-up and
treatment; and 
c) Demand that Seth Hayes be transferred to an outside medical facility where he can receive an appropriate work-up and treatment.

2) On Friday, Dec. 13th, fax a letter on Seth’s behalf (sample letter below which can be edited and signed by either a medical advocate or a non-medical advocate). Please fax letters to

a) Dr. Sidorowicz at Fax: 845-434-2462 and
b) Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann at Fax: 518-457-2115
c) Health Services Administrator at Phone: 518-445-6176


****Sample letter****
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

Dear Dr. Koenigsmann,

My name is *****. I am a physician at *****. 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 diabetes mellitis, as well as hepatitis C. I am writing because Mr. Hayes has lost 40 pounds over the past three months. This constitutes unintentional weight loss of 22% of his premorbid body weight. The degree of his weight loss as well as the time frame over which the weight loss has occurred is alarming and more than meets the criteria for cachexia.

Mr. Hayes requires urgent evaluation of his weight loss which should include a complete evaluation for cancer and other causes of cachexia. To date he has not received this evaluation. DOCCS is mandated to provide appropriate medical care to incarcerated persons pursuant to the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Appropriate medical care, in this case, requires urgent diagnosis of the cause of his rapid weight loss and appropriate treatment.

I strongly urge you to transfer Mr. Hayes to an outside medical facility immediately for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

I thank you for your attention to these medical matters. I can be reached at ***** for any questions.

 

Sincerely,

**********

cc: 
Dr. Sidorowicz, Health Services Facility Director at Sullivan Correctional Facility 
Anthony J. Annucci, Acting Commissioner
Elizabeth Ritter, Assistant Commissioner
Nancy A. Lyng, MS, Director of Health Services

Seth Hayes, Political Prisoner:

Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes is one of the longest-held political prisoners in the USA. Born in the Bronx in 1948, Seth was imprisoned due to his activity in the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, a fighting formation which grew out of the Black liberation movement of the 1960s.

Thank you for taking the time to fight for medical justice for Seth!

It is also important to write to Seth at this time:

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

Jericho National Medical Committee
http://www.thejerichomovement.com/

Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike Events: Portland,OR & Olympia, WA

 

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  • Radical Prisoner Support PDX: Pelican Bay Hunger Strike
    Event is free, open to the public, all ages and disability affirmative!Saturday June 15th 2013 7-9pm
    Red & Black Cafe 
    400 SE 12th 
    Portland, OR 97214Hunger and work strikes have been important strategies for people in prison to raise important issues about the Prison Industrial Complex and vindicating for their human rights. Join us for a night of an amazing panel discussion and organizational meet and greet to talk about radical prisoner support for the upcoming Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike and for building strategies and networks for supporting people in prison. 

    Featuring: Walidah Imarisha-Educator, Organizer and Spoken Word Artist
    & members of Blazing Arrow Organization, Prisoner Support Portland, Oregon Jericho and Anarchist Black Cross

2) Olympia, WA- Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike Event
Event is free, all ages, open to the public and disability affirmative!!

Thursday June 20th 2013 7-9pm
Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art 
300 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501

Hunger and work strikes have been important strategies for people in prison to raise important issues about the Prison Industrial Complex and vindicating for their human rights. Join us for a night of an amazing panel discussion and organizational meet and greet to talk about radical prisoner support for the upcoming Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike and for building strategies and networks for supporting people in prison. 

For more information: stand.with.the.prisoners@gmail.ccom
Facebook: Radical Prisoner Support
Tumblr: standwiththeprisoners.tumblr.com
Twitter: Radical Prisoner Support

3) Music for the Working Class: Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike Support Event
Event is free, open to the public, all ages and disability affirmative!

Wednesday June 26th 2013 7-9pm
Red & Black Cafe 
400 SE 12th 
Portland, OR 97214

Join this amazing musical extravanangza brought to you by Portland Industrial Workers of the World and Radical Prisoner Support Portland

FEATURING: 

We Sick Boss- http://www.wesickboss.com/ 

Bajo Solario- https://www.facebook.com/mayaerandi 

STRIFE- 

Co-sponsored by Radical Prisoner Support Portland, Oregon Jericho, Portland Anarchist Black Cross, Portland Books to Prisoners, Blazing Arrow Organization

Jericho Movement at 4th Annual Law & Disorder Conference: Portland, OR

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Students For Unity presents the 4th Annual Law and Disorder Conference

May 10th-12th 2013
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union
FREE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, DISABILITY AFFIRMATIVE AND CHILDCARE PROVIDED*  Safer space policy
Dinner provided Saturday night by E’Njoni Café
Doors open 9 am Saturday and 10:30 Sunday—refreshments provided
CHILDCARE PROVIDE DURING DAY-TIME WORKSHOPS 

Click here for full program!! 
Featuring:
Jihad Abdulmumit & Paulette D’Auteuil- The Jericho Movement
Mick Kelly- Committee to Stop FBI Repression
Partnership for Safety and Justice
Members of Crimethinc
Committee Against Political Repression
Sacramento Prisoner Support
Counteract Collective
Walidah Imarisha
Lauren Regan- Civil Liberties Defense Center
Blazing Arrow Organization
Portland Rising Tide
Pink Tape Collective
Praxiss
Portland Anarchist Black Cross
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
Hands off Latin America
Right To Dream Too
Patriarchy Resistance Committee-Portland Industrial Workers of the World

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Portland Black Chapter


KEYNOTE EVENTS:
Friday Night: Grand Jury Resistance Panel
Saturday Night: Methods of Resistance panel “Moving beyond the false dichotomy of Diversity of Tactics vs. Nonviolence” &  “Revolution vs Reform Ft Jihad Abudlmumit”
Sunday Afternoon: “Surviving the streets” panel on houseless advocacy

Co-sponsored by:
Oregon Jericho, Student Action Coalition, PSU Environmental Club, PSU Student Animal Liberation Coalition, Red & Black Cafe