Friday, December 4, 2009

Sherry Jackson Update

Last night I spoke with Sherry Jackson's husband Colin Jackson. Here's the good news. Sherry is feeling better, the swelling in her neck is going down. The problem was the medication she was on.

Anyone who has Thyroid problems, or knows someone with Thyroid, also knows that it is a touchy disease and needs constant monitoring with blood test until the medication can be adjusted to the proper dose. If the medication doesn't work, then the Thyroid is removed. But this takes constant monitoring by a DOCTOR.

Prisons do not offer this type of care unless they are watched by people on the outside!!!

Colin Jackson would like to thank everyone who made calls or sent letters to Congressman Hank Johnson. The Congressman's staff have contacted the prison and has requested Sherry's complete medical file.

The Congressman's staff will be working with Colin Jackson to insure that Sherry gets the medical help she needs. When our Congress Critters respond in a positive manor, we need to call them back and say Thank You. I hope that everyone will take the time to let
Cong. Johnson's staff know you are THANKFUL for their help.

Washington, DC Office
1133 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1605
Fax: (202) 226-0691

Tucker Office
3469 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 205
Tucker , GA 30084
Phone: (770) 939-2016
Fax : (770) 939-3753

Colin would also like everyone who sent him an email that he will be sending you a response. With Sherry in prison, Colin is working two jobs as well as raising their two teenage children. You all know what it's like when you have kids in school and sports. He is a wonderful father as well as a wonderful loving husband. Be patient, he will answer all of you.

When someone is in prison, it costs them money to live. Anyone choosing to send money to Sherry needs to send it to this address. Instructions can be found HERE.

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Sherry Peel Jackson
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

To write to Sherry use this address

Sherry Peel Jackson 59085-019
P.O. BOX 1032

To those who have loved ones who are in prison, when you have a problem, please work with your Congressman/woman and their staff. They are there to help with matters like this.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Prisontalk Online at is a good place for families of federal inmates to connect on their federal prison forum (look under "Regional forums" and get ideas from each other. For medical issues, another avenue is to contact the Federal Bureau of Prisons Health Director, Dr. Newton Kindig, at the BOP Central Office address. Include specific details of the medical problem that's being ignored. That said, I know of a federal prison diagnosed with Graves Disease in federal prison and he received excellent medical care for it, including medication monitoring and, eventually surgery and then radiation treatments. He was cured. Medical care really depends upon the specific institution and their medical staff. Some places it is horrific.