FROM ALLEGED WITHHOLDING OF MEDICAL CARE
by Jeffery Douglas, TDOC #467106, ©2015
(Dec. 9, 20015) — [Editor’s Note: The following sworn affidavit was received on Monday, December 7, 2015 from the inmate noted above, who is housed at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN.
In September, Mr. Douglas reported that he was not receiving prescribed medication from prison medical staff for his medical condition, which The Post & Email conveyed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor and four Tennessee state senators on a committee investigating the reported crisis in correctional staff throughout the state. We received no response from the senators, but Inmate Correspondence Coordinator Tashonda Burton replied that “Every offender incarcerated in TDOC prisons receives community standard of care.”
Douglas has written The Post & Email about his ongoing attempts to assist other prisoners with legal actions on their own behalf. His cellmate, Donald Lynch, has communicated with us regarding a serious medical condition which he also claims has gone untreated for more than three years. “How do I get some medical help before I die?” 74-year-old Lynch asked early last month in a handwritten letter in which he appealed to an attorney for assistance.]
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.