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Take Action! Bedford Correctional Facility is denying food to incarcerated people

May 1 - May 30

Survived and Punished NY has learned from incarcerated people that the Bedford Correctional Facility is denying food to them in the midst of a pandemic.  Demand that people have immediate access to food and tell Gov. Cuomo to #FreeThemAll and grant clemencies to save lives.

Phone and Email Zaps: Conditions at Albion, Bedford Hills, and Taconic Correctional Facilities

Phone Scripts

Governor Cuomo
Call: 518-474-8390

Acting DOCCS Commissioner Anthony Annucci
Call: (518) 457-8134

I am calling because I have been made aware of appalling conditions at a number of state prisons across New York, including 21+-hour lockdown, denials of meals, and atrocious care of those infected with COVID-19 at Bedford Hills, abusive working conditions at Albion, and retaliations against those wearing protective equipment at Taconic. **Prisons were a crisis before the pandemic began, and you must use your powers to free everyone immediately.**

While you work to release everyone, I demand that you

  • Allow people freedom of movement
  • Provide adequate PPE and cleaning supplies to all for free
  • Keep commissary stocked without price gouging
  • Provide non-coercive, non-abusive testing and treatment for free, and
  • Provide full medical policy transparency
  • Provide free complete meals to all

Acting Superintendent, Bedford Hills – Amy Lamanna
Call: 914-241-3100 ext. 2000

I am calling because I have been made aware of appalling conditions at Bedford Hills Prison, where you have overseen a weeks-long 21+-hour lockdown and denied those incarcerated at your prison access to basic necessities including: food, personal protective equipment, and comprehensive medical care. Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been denied communication with loved ones outside of the facility, given little to no information on how to heal from the virus, and faced medical abuse and neglect from your staff. Prisons were a public health crisis before this pandemic began, a reality only made worse as your policies threaten the safety and wellbeing of those incarcerated at your prison.

While you work to release everyone, I demand that you:

  • Allow people freedom of movement
  • Provide adequate PPE and cleaning supplies to all for free
  • Keep commissary stocked without price gouging
  • Provide non-coercive, non-abusive testing and treatment for free, and
  • Provide full medical policy transparency
  • Provide free complete meals to all

Email Scripts

Governor Cuomo
Email: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

Acting DOCCS Commissioner Anthony Annucci
Email: anthony.annucci@doccs.ny.gov

I am writing because I have been made aware of appalling conditions at a number of state prisons across New York, including 21+-hour lockdown, denials of meals, and atrocious care of those infected with COVID-19 at Bedford Hills, abusive working conditions at Albion, and retaliations against those wearing protective equipment at Taconic.

**Prisons have always been a public health crisis and incarceration is a death sentence for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, I call upon you to use all your powers to #FreeThemAll.**

While you work to release everyone, I call on you to meet the other demands of people in prisons across New York State:

  1. Stop holding people in solitary confinement-like conditions; give incarcerated people freedom of movement
  2. Allow incarcerated people to protect themselves from infection, use masks, self determined showering and handwashing, and avoid outside work, with no retaliation or punishment
  3. Provide full and free access to laundry, phones, tablets, package room, commissary, soap, sanitizer, hygiene products, hot water, mail, and video visits. NO price gouging or garnishing commissary
  4. Provide full medical policy transparency, accurate information to incarcerated people about COVID-19 and prevention. Non-coercive testing and treatment, NO retaliation or abuse for those who test positive for the virus.
  5. Provide full and free access to food that meets everyone’s nutritional needs.

Acting Superintendent, Bedford Hills – Amy Lamanna
Email: amy.lamanna@doccs.ny.gov

Address:
Attn: Superintendent Amy Lamanna
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507

I am emailing because I have been made aware of appalling conditions at Bedford Hills Prison, where you have overseen a weeks-long 21+-hour lockdown and denied those incarcerated at your prison access to basic necessities including: adequate food portions, personal protective equipment, and comprehensive medical care. Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been denied communication with loved ones outside of the facility, given little to no information on how to heal from the virus, and faced medical abuse and neglect from your staff. Prisons were a public health crisis before this pandemic began, a reality only made worse as your policies threaten the safety and wellbeing of those incarcerated at your prison.

While you work to release everyone, I call on you to meet the demands of people incarcerated at Bedford Hills:

  1. Stop holding people in solitary confinement-like conditions; give incarcerated people freedom of movement
  2. Allow incarcerated people to protect themselves from infection, use masks, self determined showering and handwashing, and avoid outside work, with no retaliation or punishment
  3. Provide full and free access to laundry, phones, tablets, package room, commissary, soap, sanitizer, hygiene products, hot water, mail, and video visits. NO price gouging or garnishing commissary
  4. Provide full medical policy transparency, accurate information to incarcerated people about COVID-19 and prevention. Non-coercive testing and treatment, NO retaliation or abuse for those who test positive for the virus.
  5. Provide full and free access to food that meets everyone’s nutritional needs.

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May 1
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May 30
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