Jimmy’s Execution - in His Words — Part 1



RE: Denial of essential medical care byrepparttar State of Illinois,repparttar 125482 Illinois Department of Corrections andrepparttar 125483 sabotage of Hepatitis C Virus medical treatment by state contracted medical care providers.

Hello, my name is Jimmy Kinslow, I am a forty - four year old man who made a terrible mistake when I was an impressionable teenager in 1978. Underrepparttar 125484 influence of a thirty two year old biker, affiliated withrepparttar 125485 Banditos Motorcycle Club in Southwest Texas, some innocent people lost their lives. I have never denied my participation in these terrible crimes, and have sought some method of atonement sincerepparttar 125486 beginning, without much measurable success, given my long imprisonment.

I was incarcerated in New Mexico when I was sent to Illinois in 1995. Inrepparttar 125487 summer of 2000 I became deathly ill withrepparttar 125488 Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) from knee surgery I had when I was sixteen. It was my good fortunerepparttar 125489 Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) had a Dr. Joseph Smith, employed asrepparttar 125490 Medical Director forrepparttar 125491 Stateville Correction Center, a very kind and compassionate physician. On his authority, I started my HCV medical treatments with Interferon/Rebetol (Ribivarin), before IDOC officials knew what he was doing. Dr. Smith hospitalized me on July 6, 2000. I began treatments on July 7, 2000. I was placed under a medical hold and my treatments were expensive. I was extremely grateful forrepparttar 125492 blessing. This disease was killing me.

Within four days, on July 10, 2000, I was summoned from my hospital bed to be interrogated byrepparttar 125493 IDOC Deputy Director, George DeTella, concerning my treatments. This was followed two days later with an interrogation by Deputy Director District 1, Lamark Carter and Stateville C.C. Warden, Kenneth Briley, concerning my hospitalization for treatment.

These three IDOC officials approached Dr. Joseph Smith and Barbara Miller,repparttar 125494 Health Care Unit (HCU) Administrator and tried to convince them to stop my medical treatments by showing them my file. That I was a very bad person, totally undeserving of medical treatment and they should simply wash their hands of me. Dr. Smith and Ms. Miller refused this unethical request and refused to readrepparttar 125495 proffered file. I remained insiderepparttar 125496 HCU and my treatments continued.

The minute my HCV medical treatments began to work, clearly shown by blood tests, these three IDOC officials began a series of events which resulted in my transfer to another prison facility onrepparttar 125497 other side ofrepparttar 125498 State. It was a surprise announcement on December 6, 2000, just five months into my year long HCV medical treatments. Since I was under a medical hold and inrepparttar 125499 middle of treatments,repparttar 125500 Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Smith, calledrepparttar 125501 Warden andrepparttar 125502 Agency Medical Director, Dr. Willard Elyea, to stop my transfer beforerepparttar 125503 HCV treatments were completed. In a stunning development, Dr. Smith was told to "shut up and sit down, it's an administrative decision" and he had nothing to say inrepparttar 125504 matter. He was told this in front of me on December 6, 2000.

I was transferred torepparttar 125505 Menard Correction Center on December 7, 2000, just five months into my HCV medical treatments. The HCV treatments were working perfectly, as documented in my blood tests.

Within thirty five days of my transfer to Menard C.C., Dr. Adrian Feinerman,repparttar 125506 M.C.C. Medical Director, sabotaged my treatments by interruption ofrepparttar 125507 medication schedule and changingrepparttar 125508 brands of medications inrepparttar 125509 middle ofrepparttar 125510 treatments. This was done despiterepparttar 125511 clear medical warnings to never do so. Dr. Feinerman canceledrepparttar 125512 prescribed medical diet and canceledrepparttar 125513 prescribed sleeping medications that counterrepparttar 125514 Interferon induced insomnia. My previously successful HCV medical treatments began to rapidly reverse and fail, until they reached a point where Dr. Feinerman terminated my medical treatments, against my will and without my permission April 26, 2001, two months short ofrepparttar 125515 prescribed course of treatments.

I was left to rot in my prison cell after this, in extreme physical pain, with no medical treatment forrepparttar 125516 later documented severe stomach/ intestinal infection withrepparttar 125517 H. Pylori bacteria. Nor were there any treatments to easerepparttar 125518 documented side effects stemming fromrepparttar 125519 Hepatitis infection itself.

We are double celled with other prisoners here in Illinois. During this period I received as my cell mate, a man just newly released fromrepparttar 125520 infamous Illinois Death Row. He had a lovely lady from London visiting him, who he later married. She heard about my situation, what had transpired, how I was bedridden in my cell, physically exhausted and drained from bothrepparttar 125521 disease andrepparttar 125522 chemotherapy. She was horrified at what I had been put through by Dr. Feinerman andrepparttar 125523 prison HMO group "Health Professionals, Ltd." (HPL). This group is paid almost $7,000,000 per year to provide medical care torepparttar 125524 prisoners atrepparttar 125525 Menard C.C..

Illinois Prison Murders - An Open Letter to Illinois Leadership

Written by Ed Howes

From Prison Reform Series 15 February 2004

Subject: Prisoner Health Care

Illinois prisoners are being murdered with impunity by means of medical neglect and abuse. The legal liabilitiesrepparttar state has created over twenty years byrepparttar 125481 unsupervised use of private contracting for medical care, is enough to bankrupt fifty states. Yet, your focus is fixed upon costs and cost containment. Until quality of care becomes your focus, your legal liabilities for negligent homicides will skyrocket until a class action lawsuit endsrepparttar 125482 murders and injuries.

Start withrepparttar 125483 examination of individual prisoner lawsuits based on medical complaints, overrepparttar 125484 past twenty years. How many were filed twenty years ago? How many last year? What wasrepparttar 125485 nature of complaints? What wasrepparttar 125486 disposition of these suits? How many plaintiffs died before their suits were settled? How many suits were dismissed due to legal and technical issues? How many of you care aboutrepparttar 125487 answers to these questions?

Your problem is fairly simple to see, define and solve. It begins with definitions. Health Care: The PREVENTION of disease. Medicine: The treatment of symptoms and diseases caused byrepparttar 125488 lack of health care. There is little institutional health care available in America at any price. Only medicine. Medicine which treats, seldom cures and often multiplies illness in ways no one observes, includingrepparttar 125489 patient. Where doesrepparttar 125490 name patient come from? It applies to all citizens awaiting medical help. If you want any help at all, you must be patient.

When cost containment of medical care is your primary objective, you must shift focus from medicine to health care. An ounce of prevention is worth ten to one hundred pounds of cure. Prisoners require pounds of prevention, due to a high stress lifestyle forced upon them 365 days, without a break.

Stress destroys immune function. The more continuous and prolongedrepparttar 125491 stress,repparttar 125492 greaterrepparttar 125493 immune destruction. Every prisoner has depressed immune function within six months of entry into your disease mills. You are creatingrepparttar 125494 problem byrepparttar 125495 nature of imprisonment itself. You have three good solutions to your problem and there may well be more. If you apply them, you can learn more about true health care in two years, thanrepparttar 125496 medical establishment has learned inrepparttar 125497 past century. This can be passed along to your free citizens in inexpensive health care programs. You have a golden opportunity with a captive population to create health care as an alternative torepparttar 125498 medicine no one can afford or really wants. You can quickly create a health care model forrepparttar 125499 world.

1.Feed your prison population better than you feed your family. You haverepparttar 125500 choice not to eat as you should, but as you like. You pay for poor choices in sickness and disease, over time. Prisoners have no option but to eat what is provided. Super nutrition has been shown to substantially boost human immune function. Super nutrition can most simply be defined as doublerepparttar 125501 recommended dietary allowances of fresh fruits, vegetables, and high quality protein, along with access to a wide range of dietary supplements. Supplements such as those commonly found in prison commissaries, but not limited to those.

Dietary supplement costs should be heavily subsidized byrepparttar 125502 state to encourage prisoners to use them. Outlaw all processed foods inrepparttar 125503 dining halls. Cakes, breads, pasta, meats, sugar, etc.. Whole grain products only, preferably organically grown, which will also support a growing segment ofrepparttar 125504 Illinois economy, organic agriculture. Fifty per cent or more ofrepparttar 125505 diet must be fresh and raw. Temperatures above 118 degrees F. destroy life giving enzymes. Dead food creates dead people and live food, vibrant health. Between life and death,repparttar 125506 condition is health or dis ease.

2.The greatest nutrition atrepparttar 125507 lowest cost is obtained from raw, live sprouts. Sprouts are grown indoors, without soil or light. From soak to harvest, crops typically require 1 to 7 days. All nuts, seeds and grains sprout to create a new plant. Almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, are rich sources of protein and dietary oils. Pound for pound, fresh, live sprouts have greater nutritional value thanrepparttar 125508 seed they come from orrepparttar 125509 plants they become. Pure water and a few days of regular rinsing isrepparttar 125510 cost of production, plusrepparttar 125511 vertical cabinets or trays required. Sprouts like temperatures between sixty and eighty degrees. Perfect for indoor production. Four square feet of floor space can produce a half ton of super food in one week.

3. Withrepparttar 125512 assistance of Illinois Master Gardeners, state lands near prisons can be made into organic orchards, gardens and vineyards which produce a wide variety of foods and natural medicines, year round. These slash costs of health care and medicine alike. They require a fair initial investment to begin producing and save more money every year thereafter, as they expand. The initial costs of superior sprouts are much lower andrepparttar 125513 best reason to start there. Inmate labor can produce further cost savings and many would love to learnrepparttar 125514 basic life skill of feeding their selves and others with health producing foods. Sick people often cost more than they can produce.

4.Apply measures to reduce stress inrepparttar 125515 prisons. Ear or headphones for TVs and radios. Ear protectors or plugs to reducerepparttar 125516 constant din of daytime living. Encourage prisoner suggestions for reducing stress. Adoptrepparttar 125517 most reasonable.

5.Employ health and medical professionals who are well versed in alternative, natural and integrative medicine and health care. This will quickly reduce medical costs in conjunction with super nutrition. Pay them well and give bonuses for medical cost reductions each year they produce them for you.

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