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    Saturday, January 28, 2012

    Torture of Dr Linda Shelton in Illinois prison after wrongful conviction

    In Albuquerque, N.M. a federal jury awarded $22 million to Stephen Slevin, 58, for civil rights damages because he was kept in solitary confinement for two years and forced to pull his own tooth after being arrested for drunken driving, even though never convicted. He never saw a judge! Slevin was arrested while driving through the southern New Mexico county of Dona Ana in August 2005. He ended up in solitary confinement because he was suffering from depression and someone checked a box on a form indicating he was suicidal according to his attorney Matt Coyte. Although given drugs for depression he never saw a doctor until weeks before his release. Slevin was released in June 2007.  "He was stuck in a 6-foot-by-11-foot cell with a concrete bench for a bed. And he sat in that cell. We had documentary evidence that he didn’t get out for anything — for recreation, a shower — for months at a time,” according to his attorney. For more details see Washington Post article here.

    The same thing happened to me (Dr. Linda Lorincz Shelton). I was wrongfully convicted of aggravated battery of an officer (ramming him with my wheelchair) - when Cook Co Dept of Corrections Sgt Anthony Salemi attacked me, falsified his records, and committed perjury. I was sentenced to two years.

    For details of what happened and why I am innocent, read my appeal here and another blog post here

    Read the outrageous improper unconstitutional IL Appellate Court decision where they ignored my arguments and the law and denied my appeal based on defamatory ad hominem attacks against me making all sorts of false statements about me that were not in the trial record and that they got through hearsay from other corrupt officials here.

    Read a detailed description of what happened here.

    At the IL Dept of Corrections Dwight Correctional Center, despite being disabled and very sick at the time (unable to walk due to starvation and dehydration and having diarrhea all over myself), I was punished with solitary confinement for months- denied water for four days when I arrived, while unable to sit up and get to the water fountain in the cell - denied underwear, wash cloth, towel, soap or anything in the cell except a suicide smock and two inch mattress on the floor - yes this means I was swimming in diarrhea and yelled at for messing myself - because the Cook County Jail falsely told them in order to torture me that I was faking my medical problems ( I have a partial right hemiparesis, heart and lung disorders, and chronic pain) - denied appropriate medications - not let out of the cell for even an hour a day - denied all phone calls - they ignored everything I said. They failed to forward, even rudimentary medical records or follow up on them for days. I did not shower for months - as the shower in unit was so cold it aggravated my neurological problems and when I did shower made my legs turn blue and painful for hours, etc.

    When I had a severe, life-threatening reaction to the food (all the meat is soy substitute and heavily loaded with artificial chemicals, flavors and coloring), (briefly stopped breathing with severe respiratory distress requiring emergency IV medications - a nurse saved me), they said they "fixed my allergy to the food" by pureeing the food! That's like giving peanut butter to someone allergic to peanuts! The Director of the medical unit was a nurse practitioner!!! So, instead of playing Russian Roulette with the food, I didn't eat, starved and lost 60 lbs in a few months. I was so dehydrated with such abnormal blood tests that I had to be treated in an emergency room immediately after being released. The prison Dr. Shiker said nothing was wrong with me!! The medical care is provided by incompetent staff from Wexford Medical Group. They make profits by not sending inmates to the hospital, even when it is needed.

    This happened in 2008. I am still fighting to be vindicated and to have Sgt Anthony Salemi arrested for perjury and battery of me. Another  post containing details of this unlawful arrest and wrongful conviction is here. I am still fighting to have the Cook County Assistant States Attorney John Maher and Andrew Dalkin arrested for Nifong-like prosecutorial misconduct and Judge Joseph Kazmierski removed from the bench for judicial misconduct. It was like the Salem Witch Trials in terms of denial of due process and allowing illegal defamation of me by the prosecutors.

    The bottom line is I am innocent. My physicians, both Dr. Joan Briller in cardiology and Dr. Boris Vern, a neurologist testified that it was  physically impossible for me to have raised both legs and kicked the officer in the chest due to spinal cord injury and partial paralysis of right leg, along with the severe dehydration (and resulting weakness proven by blood tests). The law states that if a doctor testifies to a situation and his testimony is not refuted by a doctor from the other side (state's attorney) then the statements made by the doctor must be considered true by the juryIn Interest of Ashley K., 212 Ill.App.3d 849, 156 Ill.Dec.925, 571 N.E.2d 905, 930 (Ill. App. 1st Dist.. 1991) [“Expert medical testimony and medical evidence are by their nature too recondite to be refuted by nonmedical testimony. . . . It is therefore plain that the circuit court erred. The circuit court cannot disregard expert medical testimony that is not countervailed by other competent medical testimony or medical evidence. Moreover, the circuit court, itself, cannot second-guess medical experts. If the circuit court does not follow medical evidence that is not refuted by other medical evidence, the circuit court is acting contrary to the evidence.” ]

    Please write the U. S Attorney General and ask her to assign a team to investigate this and interview me. They need to clean up the IL Dept of Corrections (IDOC). They need to clean up the Cook County courts and arrest corrupt judges. They need to clean up the corrupt prosecutors and make them lose their law license.

    Please contact the news media and ask them to cover this story. Send them a copy of this post. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I have lots of evidence of this happening to others.

    Please write to:
    U.S. Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch 
    U.S. Department of Justice
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20530-0001


    Anonymous said...

    I know every thing you said is true Chicago cops and the rest of them(their all the same corrupt) are terorrists.

    Sue the crap out of them, they do not like being sued. A good place to send your story is facebook, twitter or myspace then everybody can see what the terorrist cops did.

    Rick Beckham said...

    Dear Dr. Shelton, You are not alone in your pursuit for justice in Illinois's corrupt judicial system. There are many, still small voices that will never be heard that have had to endure this kind of torture. I have been in the medical field since 1973 and I am sure we have many things in common. It would be real nice to meet with you someday and share our experiences

    Anonymous said...

    I WAS IN county WITH Dr. Linda Shelton, she feels very alone. She has been in there for 8 months and her last contact on the outside was diagnosed with something fatal. If anyone can help her, PLEASE DO! She is a wonderful knowledgeable woman who is being screwed for trying to help others. Write her a letter, anything. PLEASE