Joe Robertson Thrown In Solitary Confinement
by Shari Dovale
Joe Robertson is a 77-year old veteran who has been wrongly convicted of defying the Federal government through the Clean Water Act. He was convicted of digging a stock pond on his property that was 60 miles away from the Jefferson River, which the government claims he polluted with his pond.
We have been reporting on the unconstitutional treatment he has received at the hands of the Federal government through the court system and the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). When they do not get their way, the BOP shows it’s butt-hurt attitude and punishes this veteran in more torturous ways.
Now, Joe Robertson has been put into Solitary Confinement for getting upset at the illegal activity of FCI Englewood. He disagreed with Counselor Bresee, who is supposed to be his advocate, and she sent him to the hole.
All he asked for was to have his mail marked “Legal” to not be searched outside of his presence. The searching of this legal mail is regulated to be done only in his presence, however, FCI Englewood decided they were above the law and mistreated this old man just because they can. He challenged them on the law, and they threw him in the hole.
He still has not received proper medical treatment for his strokes, his dizziness, or his PTSD. He is having heart issues that they have not bothered to diagnose. He needs to get to a hospital, yet the Federal Government, through FCI Englewood, refuses to do so.
Instead, he was sent to Solitary Confinement for 3-4 weeks. He was there for over a week when he was unexpectedly released because it is Veterans Day. However, when he was returned to his cell, he found that the guards had stolen all of his belongings, including everything he had purchased from the prison commissary. Everything was taken from him without compensation.
His friends and family have been in constant contact with Senator Cory Gardner, who has thus far refused to get personally involved. They have also contacted Congressman Mike Coffman. They have all been too busy with the recent election to take the time to help Joe.
The elections are over. All of these folks that were running have now been reelected. They no longer have this excuse. It is time to double down on phone calls and emails.
Senator Gardner’s office: (202) 224-5941
Mike Coffman’s office: (202) 225-7882
Mike Donahoe (Joe’s attorney): (406) 449-7539
Let’s get this veteran some help!
*Edited for corrections