Thursday, November 15, 2007

Eric McDavid Hunger Strike- Day 7

Eric's hearing on the motion for new trial and judgement of acquittal has
been moved from November 15 to December 6. Eric's lawyer saw him tonight
and it sounds like his condition is the same. We are not aware of any
efforts made on the part of the jail to remedy his food or medical
situation. The Dr. claims that a cardiologist will see him but no date has
been given.

If you call the jail let them know that this is a life threatening
situation and they should change their policies about vegan meals, provide
Eric vegan food immediately and discuss these issues with him face to
Jail phone numbers 916-874-6752 or 916-874-6905
Captain Scott Jones 916-874-5428 (This is the direct line for the jail
commander and it may only be answered during business hours)

The jail commander has said in the past that inmates can receive special
meals with a doctor's order. Request that the doctor make that
recommendation for Eric to help stabilize his heart condition as well as
giving him the tests that he needs (blood work, ECG, X-RAY).

The phone number to the Correctional Health Services Division is: (916)

You can also email them at:

Eric's x-reference number: x-2972521 (if they ask, he is housed at the
main jail)

We would also like to let everyone know we will not be sending out alerts
everyday unless there is news to report. Please know that your calls and
other support is needed and helpful. We will report any progress
Thank you for your support,

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