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Provide medical care for my husband Glenn Acon Jr.

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I'm writing this today, because it has been over a year since my Husband, Glenn Acon Jr, was diagnosed with a hernia at USP Terre Haute.

In January of 2012 Glenn was called over by one of the officers who indicated his stomach looked swollen on one side. He told him to report to sick call which he did and was told he had a hernia and needed surgery asap. We were not concerned as it was a simple hernia no big thing. As months went by he was approved and denied several times for this surgery. We couldn't understand what was going on. In April 2012 he was on the yard and fell out and was rushed to the emergency room of the nearby hospital. Upon his arrival they did test determined that he did have hernia(s), but was sent back saying he would need surgery asap, again nothing happened. As time went on Glenn's Stomach started to swell he has put on more weight than he has ever had and it is causing other issues with his health. He was punished for pushing the emergency call button because he had blood in his stool and was told he was alright this was after he came back from the E.R. the first time.
In January 2013, he was seen by yet another doctor who indicated that he has 4 hernias that need to be removed. This will be an all-day surgery and he will need a mesh implanted as well. As of February 8, 2013, my husband is still sitting in a prison in unbearable pain. I am in fear of his life and we have filed everything we can, and even filed with the courts in Indiana.
Please help me get the medical treatment Glenn needs.
Please send letters to show the injustice that is happening inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500


Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Complaints
Office of the Inspector General
U.S.Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Room 4706
Washington, D.C.


Thomas Kane, Acting Director Federal Bureau of Prisons
Web Site:
Phone: (202) 307-3198
Fax: (202) 514-6620
Address: 320 1st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534


Kathleen M. Kenney
Assistant Director/General Counsel,
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St. NW,
Washington, DC 20534


Morris L. Thigpen, Sr..
Director National Institute of Corrections
320 First St. NW,
Washington, DC 20534


Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001


Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Tel: 1-(212) 290-4700


US State Department
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520
Fax number: 1-202-647-2283
Phone number: 1-202-647-4000


U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Special Litigation Section, PHB
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-6255 - Fax: (202) 514-6273 or (202) 514-0212


National Prison Project
Elizabeth Alexander
Attorney at law
915 15th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C 20005-2112

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