Folks it is getting very serious…Please read the following updates- and as usual, CDCR is DENYING the very REAL seriousness of this situation, Please please contact Governor Brown and make some NOISE!! One death is too much…CDCR need to respond!!!
Via Twitter: @KPCCjulie Fed receiver’s office for prison med care calls claims of hunger strikers’ dehydration/vomiting/fainting “largely exaggerated”
Exaggerated??? read on…..
Via – My Brothers Keeper:
July 12, 2011
I received this update directly from Ed Mead, the editor of the California Prison Focus paper, with whom I have been in direct contact from the beginning:
Updated News Item on Hunger Strike:
Tuesday 8:30 AM: According to a SHU nurse, things are bad at Pelican Bay. The prisoners have not been drinking water and there have been rapid and severe consequences. Nurses are crying. All of the medical staff has been ordered to work overtime to follow and treat the hunger strikers. As of Monday, there were about 50 on C-SHU and 150 on D-SHU. They are not drinking water and have decompensated rapidly. Some are in renal failure and have been unable to make urine for 3 days. Some are having measured blood sugars in the 30 range, which can be fatal if not treated. They have refused concentrated sugar packs and ensure. The staff has taken them to the CTC and given them intravenous glucose when allowed by the prisoners, but some won’t accept this medical support. As of Monday, no one has been force fed with a nasogastric tube. A few have tried to sip water but are so sick that they are vomiting it back up. Some of the medical staff is freaked out because clearly some of these guys seem determined to die. Not taking the water is crushing the staff because the prisoners are progressing rapidly to the organ damaging consequences of dehydration.
May God have mercy on us all for allowing this to happen…..this is is our doing….. our elected officials used our tax dollars to create the SuperMax prison system, and the evil of that place has driven the men to this change the system or die situation …. and my friend Bryan is dying now.
Chad Landrum #J-53747
Pelican Bay State Prison
A-2-114 – MED/SHU
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95531
My friend, Bryan is in the D2 Short Corridor…one of 150 who are dying at this very moment…Please call the Governor Brown and CDCR Sec. Cates…