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Robert Seth Hayes

Contact Seth directly at:

Sullivan Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 116
Fallsberg, NY 12733-0116

Black Liberation Prisoner of War, Seth, has been fighting for adequate blood sugar monitoring for Type II diabetes since 2000. He had been consistently denied medical care for frequent, insulin-shock-induced blackouts in 2004 at Clinton Correctional facility. In 2009, when his sugar plunged to 32 and then up to 620 in a short amount of time, he had a seizure, for which he was taken off of honor block and thrown in keep-lock in Wende Correctional facility (supposedly a medical facility, though they denied him the diabetic diet necessary for his health). He relies on food packages from family and supporters to maintain an adequate diet that the prison refuses to give him. Donations can be made online at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/810a58.

In August of 2012, at Sullivan Correctional Facility, he broke his index and middle fingers (injuries to the hands and feet, which can heal on their own, are very dangerous for diabetics). He was given x-rays and seen only by a physician’s assistant (not a doctor), and the diagnosis as to which fingers were broken kept changing. He has now lost the full range of motion in his hand.

In December 2013, there was a call, fax and email campaign to make sure Seth is taken to an outside medical facility as he has lost 40 lbs.

In summer of 2015, after more call-ins and legal attention to the lack of treatment for Hepatitis C, Seth was finally treated for Hepatitis C.

As of January 2016, we are awaiting confirmation that the treatment was successful and the virus has been controlled.  Seth continues to struggle with inadequate management of his blood sugar, and this has led to Heart Failure, a common complication when diabetes is not properly controlled.

Some advances have been made as a result of ongoing medical campaigns for Seth but obviously more work is to be done.  Seth meets all of the requirements to be released on parole and has litigation pending.  His health issues could much more easily be properly monitored with the support and care of his family and friends outside of prison.

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