UPDATE * Joe Robertson * Prison Refusing Medical Care
by Shari Dovale
Joe Robertson arrived at FCI Englewood, a prison outside of Denver Colorado, on September 9, 2016 after being hauled around the country under what is known as ‘Diesel Therapy.’
Prior to Robertson’s arrival in Colorado he suffered a stroke but was never given proper medical treatment including a CT scan. Due to the stroke, his health is deteriorating rapidly, including permanent double vision. He has been denied his service dog and treatment for PTSD which he suffers from dating back to his military service in the Vietnam War.
Since arriving at FCI Englewood, Joe has been denied further medical treatment and has suffered from fainting spells. He recently fainted in his counselor’s office but was not taken to the hospital. He was sent back to his cell with some water.
Joe has also been denied all visitors. There are family friends in the area that have been jumping through hoops to get on his visitor list, but after seven weeks, they continue to be denied.
Senator Cory Gardner has been made aware of the situation and has been trying to help Robertson for at least a month, however, he also is being denied access to the inmate.
Robertson’s attorney of record, Mike Donahoe, has deliberately delayed his appeal on his conviction of digging a stock pond on his personal property in Montana. The latest filing shows Donahoe requesting another 30-day delay.
This has been a railroad job against Joe since the beginning. Now he worries that the Federal government is trying to kill him through lack of basic care. He is 77 years old, and his health is poor. If he dies while in Federal custody, the appeal is over and there will be no more investigation into the corruption that put him into custody.
So the Feds really do have an interest in Joe’s early demise.
A call-to-action has been made to help get Joe proper medical care, visits from family and friends, and help from Senator Cory Gardner. They are asking for phone calls to the following:
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) CALL DC OFFICE (202) 307-3198
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner (202) 224-5941
Joe Robertson’s information:
JOSEPH DAVID ROBERTSON
Register Number: 13726-046
9595 WEST QUINCY AVENUE
LITTLETON, CO 80123