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Provide People with Diabetes with Adequate Medical Care
  • Petitioned Warden Claude Maye

This petition was delivered to:

United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS
Warden Claude Maye
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr.
Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric Holder

Provide People with Diabetes with Adequate Medical Care

    1. Petition by

      diaTribe

Do you believe that people with diabetes, even in prison, should receive adequate medical care? James Ward, as outlined in diaTribe, receives his insulin three hours AFTER his meals – read about it at http://diatribe.us/issues/45/logbook

This treatment does not meet a minimum standard of humane care and puts Mr. Ward at high risk for diabetes complications including blindness, nerve damage, amputation, and early death. Due to substandard care, Jay already suffers from painful diabetic neuropathy in his legs.

This is not right.

To improve the situation, we would respectfully request that USP Leavenworth either allow insulin to be injected before meals begin, send inmates straight to the clinic from the dining hall for their insulin, or allow people with diabetes to change meal times to better serve their medical care.

Jay also contracted hepatitis C, a viral infection affecting the liver, due to unsanitary conditions. He is not receiving any treatment for it at USP Leavenworth for unknown reasons. 

If USP Leavenworth is not capable or refuses to make appropriate changes, and if they continue to view healthcare as a privilege, not a right, we would respectfully request that James should be elsewhere.

Join us in protesting this unacceptable care for people with diabetes.

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    • Deonca Williams JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Just because someone is incarcerated does not mean he forfeits his civil and human rights. The prison system is ineffecient and is another name for slavery.

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    • LISA ELDER DAYTON, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am also a diabetic and it is hard enough to control the disease when you have what you need.Sure,prisoners are being punished but that should not include denial of adequate healthcare,it is just inhumane.

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    • Robert Maselek FRAMINGHAM, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Your behavior is simply not humane. Please give him the correct dosage of insulin.

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    • KATHLEEN M HALL CEDAR RAPIDSS, IA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We must all remember that while these people have commited crimes, they are still people, who feel, have families, and need to live out the remainder of their lives in or out of prison. Good medical care even if it's only maintenence is always necessary. I am a retired nurse of 30 years, and while I never worked in the penal system. We must remember they are still people, and would we want to be treated correctly, and humanely as well???

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    • Chris Kwong ST. PAUL, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Adequate health care is a human right.

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