by Chairman Kijana Tashiri Askari, reporting for the W.L. Nolen Mentorship Program
By definition of the law, prisoners have a clearly established constitutional right to medical care, and this is per Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97 (1976).
But apparently, this law is not applicable to New Afrikan Black People, based upon an 1857 United States Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott case, where the justices ruled that Black people, whether slave or free, and their descendants, “regarded as beings of an inferior order, [were] so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”
Article II of the United Nation’s “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” defines the crimes of genocide:
“In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
- Killing members of the group;
- Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
- Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
- Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
- Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
There is no other way to describe what’s going on at the California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville, California, than what the concrete facts inform us of. And the facts are: The prisoner class is being subjugated to a sophisticated form of genocide! The officials deny it, saying, “Our standard of care is being met.”
The California Code of Regulations, Title 15, Section 3350 (b) (1) defines the standard of care that prisoners are entitled to: “Medically Necessary means health care services that are determined by the attending physician to be reasonable and necessary to protect life, prevent significant illness or disability, or alleviate severe pain, and are supported by health outcome data as being effective medical care.”
However, since my arrival to CMF on Sept. 5, 2017, I have witnessed everything but the protection of life, as it relates to the prisoner class. In addition to those prisoners sent to X-Corridor for hospice care from every slave kamp in California to suffer in extreme pain and misery via over-medicating them while they await their inevitable demise, prisoners are also being maliciously and intentionally deprived of adequate health care via the crucible of “misdiagnosing” prisoners and outright refusing prisoners medical treatment.
The facts are: The prisoner class is being subjugated to a sophisticated form of genocide! The officials deny it, saying, “Our standard of care is being met.”
I will simply point to two cases to substantiate my claim:
1) On Nov. 5, 2017, a New Afrikan brutha named Theaudra C. Williams (C47938, housed in V-Wing, Cell 101), also known as “Big Gangsta” from the Los Angeles area, went into a diabetic coma for 48 hours and died! Somehow, this New Afrikan brutha survived this ordeal by being brought back to life by San Joaquin General Hospital medical staff.
Brutha Gangsta attributes his survival to Correctional Officer S. Wang, who found him lying slumped over in his cell during the First Watch count. He called out numerous times, but Brutha Theaudra was non-responsive. Officer S. Wang then activated his emergency alarm, and an emergency team responded to perform CPR, but to no avail. Efforts by CMF’s medical staff to resuscitate were unsuccessful.
At no point prior to this contradiction, did Theaudra C. William’s physician, Dr. Petras, perform any tests on this brutha or recommend that he be examined by a specialist, with regards to his numerous complaints of chest pain, frequent urination, light headedness and so forth.
2) On Oct. 22, 2018, a second New Afrikan brutha, named Raymond Jackson (C-21148, housed in V-Wing, Cell 243) and known as Rasheed was murdered by CMF administrators and their malicious and deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs. Brutha Rasheed had been a kidney transplant survivor for over 25 years, thanks to the compassion of his brother.
Rasheed had been incarcerated since 1981 and never had a history of heart problems. But on Oct. 19, 2018, Brutha Rasheed began complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath, and went “man down” twice on Oct. 20, 2018, and again on Oct. 21.
Each time he went “man down” and requested medical treatment, our designated housing unit medical nurse blatantly ridiculed Rasheed, openly laughing at him for all to see. Sunday morning, Oct.21, 2018, Rasheed was given an EKG and was told that since there was no pain in his left arm and/or the left side of his neck, there was nothing wrong with his heart.
On Oct. 22, 2018, at 2 a.m., Brutha Rasheed was found dead in his cell slumped over his typewriter, working on a legal petition for the courts.
We have put out an all-points bulletin to locate and discover the name of this nurse, as she was immediately relocated and/or reassigned from V-Wing, Unit 4, after she murdered Rasheed. She has a heavy African accent, dark complexion and is about 5-foot-9-inches in height.
Bruthas Gangsta and Rasheed are well known jailhouse lawyers, who were a constant thorn in the side of CDCR! And there is no doubt that this dynamic was a major factor that contributed towards CMF’s administrators murdering these bruthas – as Brutha Rasheed was in the process of negotiating a $1 million settlement with CDCR at the time of his death!
If anybody knows these New Afrikan bruthas’ families, please inform them of the truth, in particular, how CMF administrators murdered their loved ones!
In addition, the W.L. Nolen Mentorship Program is asking the people to voice their outrage to CDCR headquarters in Sacramento and demand justice for these bruthas! How many more prisoners must die before CMF administrators are held accountable? Write to: Acting Corrections Secretary Ralph Diaz (Scott Kernan retired as of Aug. 31, 2018), 9838 Old Placerville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827, 916-255-4064 or 916-445-4950.
All power to the people who do not fear freedom!