Early last week, IWW member Shan Braxton was returned to a general population dorm after months of high security housing. He's supposed to be coming home in late November and was relieved to finally be in a less restrictive unit in preparation for his release. On Wednesday October 14, a Correctional Officer came to his dorm and told him, "Pack up your stuff. You're going back to Tier 1". They claimed that they're protecting him from an enemy on Tier 4, but they've got him set up in a way that anyone could come to his cell and attack him. Shan was asked to release the prison from liability in the case of an attack, and he cooperated in order to stay in general population and out of special handling. Now they’re trying to put him back in leg irons and in administrative segregation (solitary confinement). That this is cruel and unusual goes without saying. We suspect that they are antagonizing Shan to get him to act out so that they can keep him in captivity.
Additionally, he has barely received any medical treatment despite having multiple comorbidities including diabeties. His blood sugar was low Tuesday, and his mother has to call the medical caseworker every week to make sure he gets his insulin.
Shan wants to be back in general population and not in special handling (collar and leg irons). Take a few minutes to make some calls to amplify his demands.
then call these numbers
and say something like...
Hi, I’m calling about Shan Braxton, DOC# 403591. I’m concerned because I heard that Shan has been taken to solitary confinement and put in restraints. I’m calling on Shan’s behalf to request that he is taken out of restraints and returned to general population. He is scheduled to be released next month and there is no reason that he needs to be in a restrictive unit or in restraints. Shan also has diabetes which he has not been getting medical treatment for. Please check with your medical staff to ensure that he is getting the insulin he needs to regulate his low blood sugar.