Evening update 10:00pm, 5/31: I’m sorry that we don’t have any news yet from Jackie’s attorney. I am waiting for Joe P-D’s update, and I expect to have that by early morning tomorrow at the latest.
Editor’s Update 9:45am PST, 5/31: The prison had Jackie transported to the county hospital this morning where she was evaluated; it was determined that she was not [currently] in cardiac distress, and we have no other details yet. Jackie’s attorney is going to speak with her later . Our efforts have likely had a positive effect.
Jackie’s attorney has asked that we all hold off on any more calls to the prison until we get his update; we don’t scuttle his efforts to speak with her. Thanks!!!
Update on Jackie May 31, 2011
(from Joe Power-Drutis)
This day promises to be a pivotal one in Jackie’s life and ours.
Whatever struck Jackie in the afternoon of May 28th, we can only
assume it heart because of its symptoms, she has remained in pain,
frequently crying out for assistance, and at least many of her cries
have gone forth unanswered by her human captors.
Nearly 65 hours have elapsed since Sr. Carol Gilbert first called
pleading for someone to come and provide Jackie much need care. Yes,
65 hours have elapsed when medical authorities tell us minutes make a
difference. It is 65 hours that Ardeth, Carol, Jean and Bonnie had to
sit helpless, literally feet away from where Jackie would lay. During
these 65 hours the legal system would ostensibly shut down and
everyone would go to the beach over Memorial Day Weekend.
Well now we are at the end of that 65 hour period and I feel confident
in my heart that Jackie will be liberated from, as Dorothy Day would
say, “this dirty filthy rotten system” that keeps her in chains and
without the care she so desperately needs.
Over the past 48 hours you have been a part of a very large response
from people North to South and East to West, that have wrote, called,
planned and made contacts on behalf of our sister Jackie. This morning
Medical, Legal and Political representatives will weigh in on Jackie’s
behalf and I believe they will accomplish their objective . Our main
hope is that the courts will intervene and order Jackie either
released from Jail so that we might ensure her care or order the
Irwin County Detention Facility in Ocilla to send her to the Irwin
County Hospital immediately for proper evaluation and treatment.
Nothing short of this will be acceptable. I am making plans for going
to Ocilla soon and will send out word through this service when I
catch wind of any development.
I pray this day that the men and women, who will do all they can on
Jackie’s behalf, will be successful in ensuring she receives the care
she desperately needs.