In 1973, without warning, the NYPD opened fire on Robert Seth Hayes, his wife and children in their apartment! Seth fired back in self-defense for his family and has been in prison for this non-crime over 41 years.
Currently Seth suffers from poorly-controlled Hepatitis C and Type II diabetes. He has had serious episodes of seizures and unconsciousness and needs to be able to carry glucose tablets and snacks to prevent these. He also needs a doctor to re-evaluate his insulin regime. These are easy requests for the prison to fulfill but Seth is being discriminated against as a political prisoner.
Only public pressure can obtain appropriate, life-saving medical treatment for Robert “Seth” Hayes (prisoner # 74-A-2280). Please call:
(a) 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
(b) Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer, DOCCS Division of Health Services at (518) 457-7073
c) Health Services Administrator at Phone: 518-445-6176
Please 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) to:
a) Dr. Sidorowicz at Fax: 845-434-2462 and
b) Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann at Fax: 518-457-2115
Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D.
Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer
NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services
Harriman State Campus,
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Dear Dr. Koenigsmann,
My name is ***** and 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 mellitus, as well as hepatitis C. I am writing because Mr. Hayes has lost weight and had seizures, dizziness, seizures and spells of unconsciousness due to the simple lack of glucose tablet and snacks. This is an outrageous human right violation and incredibly cost ineffective for your facility.
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 provision of glucose tablets, blood-sugar-raising snacks and a re-evaluation of his insulin regime.
I thank you for your attention to these medical matters. I can be reached at ***** for any questions.
cc: Dr. Sidorowicz, Health Services Facility Director at Sullivan Correctional Facility