Justice for Marlo
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On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Marlo Collier, a father of three, died 2 weeks before his release date from Mohawk Correctional Facility. His untimely death was due to negligence from facility guards overlooking the seriousness of his medical complaints of chest pain. This lead to a delay in Marlo receiving immediate medical attention that may have saved his life.
In 2006 Marlo was sentenced 50 years to life. 8 years into his sentence he was granted an appeal. He won and was afforded an opportunity for an early release.
Marlo had made several attempts to receive adequate medical attention for his chest pain. Not only were his complaints overlooked by the facility, he was given cough medicine as a remedy for his chest pain. He felt their actions were influenced by the previously filed grievances against the facility due to the mistreatment he received from the facility guards.
On the day of Marlo's death, fellow inmates heard a loud thump and Marlo yelling. They alerted the facility guards who responded to Marlo one hour and 30 minutes later . To aid him, he was given measures of chest compressions and an automated external defibrillator was present. However, Marlo did not survive the heart attack.
We, the undersigned, demand charges be brought against the Mohawk Correctional Facility. They must be held accountable for the negligence, which resulted in the untimely death of Marlo Collier. We ask that Mohawk Correctional Facility revisit its policies pertaining to attentiveness when providing or responding to a request for any form of medical assistance to inmates. The imprisoned men of Mohawk Correctional Facility are human beings with rights. Let us recognize the merciless actions taken towards Marlo and bring justice in his name and for those men like Marlo within the facility who have faced similar or worse grievances. Please help my family get justice for Marlo Collier.
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