This is all the more urgent because Jalil had a minor stroke in February. The first doctor he saw at Attica wanted to send him to the hospital immediately, but the head doctor, Dr. Rho, said that they first needed to get permission from Albany to take Jalil to the hospital.
So, finally, on Monday, April 8, 2013, Jalil was shackled and had the black box put on and taken to ECMC in Buffalo, where he had a CAT scan. This all occurred in the morning, and he was back at Attica by about 10:30 a.m.
The neurologist who reviewed the CAT scan called Attica and requested that Jalil be admitted to the hospital. The CAT scan revealed that Jalil has damage to his upper right cerebral hemisphere. Shortly thereafter, an ambulance arrived. However, the escort team from Albany had already left by this time.
Dr. Rho once again intervened, and said that the outside neurologist had told him that, since Jalil had no symptoms, he could be treated on an outpatient basis, once again requiring permission from Albany. Jalil is not sure that Dr. Rho is telling the truth about this. He thinks they are deliberately denying him adequate medical care.
Jalil is asking people to call the NYS Division of Parole in Albany at 518-473-5424 to urge the Parole Board to reverse its denial and release him immediately. We can include a demand for compassionate release, since he is being denied adequate medical care.
You can also write to the Board at:
Attn: Parole Board-Medical
Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
State Campus Bldg #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12226
With the parole board, you must refer to Jalil as Anthony Bottom #77A4283, currently at Attica Correctional Facility. Be polite, but firm and let us know what kind of response you receive.
NYC Jericho Movement
718-512-5008 and 718-325-4407