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ACTION ALERT FINAL UPDATE

Inmate Information for EDUARDO MANTILLA

Date: 06 July 2004

Date of Alert(s): January 15, 2003

06 July 2004

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your message. Dad will be thrilled to hear you have asked about him. He is doing as well as can be expected. He has fully recovered from his heart surgery and is now battling some other health issues (eyesight and advanced arthritis).

This May marked his 13th year in prison but he continues to persevere in his legal efforts. A petition with the Office of the Pardon Attorney was declined after five years of the matter pending with them. This was obviously quite a blow to his morale, but also fueled his efforts in representing himself.

We continue to give him our support and assistance as best we can. My best wishes to you and your father. I am so very grateful to FedCure and to you.

Regards,

Cathy Falkenberg
cfalkenberg@attbi.com

972-743-2913 or 972-529-5305

Inmate Register Number : 14869-050
Name : EDUARDO MANTILLA
Age : 66
Race : WHITE
Sex : MALE
Projected Release Date : LIFE
Location : COLEMAN MED FCI
846 NE 54TH TERRACE
COLEMAN , FL 33521
Phone Number : (352) 689-5000

Inmate mailing address:
P.O. Box 1032
Coleman, Florida 33521

ACTION ALERT UPDATE:

Date: February 10, 2003

Date of Alert(s): January 15, 2003

ISSUES:

Medical Neglect of Federal Inmate with Coronary Artery Disease

INMATE:

Eduardo Mantilla, Reg #14869-050
Coleman Med FCI, P.O. Box 1032
846 N.E. 54th Ter.
Coleman, FL 33521-1032

CURRENT STATUS:

On January 23, 2003, Eduardo Mantilla was transferred via medical-vac flight from FCI Coleman, FL, to the Mayo Clinic Medical Facilities available at FCI Rochester, Minnesota. ACTION(S) FedCURE INITIALLY REQUESTED:

1.       Eduardo is immediately provided with all testing, treatment, medication, and any other medical recommendations made by medical specialists. Eduardo is currently under the care of specialists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

2.       Federal Bureau of Prison officials investigate and correct the violations of their own policies and procedures set forth in the Program Statements that ensure prompt, consistent, competent medical care for all inmates. We are not aware of any initiative to address the violations of the BOP Program Statements by their medical personnel.

3.       Federal Bureau of Prisons is reminded of the need to provide medical treatment in a prompt, professional and non-discriminatory manner to inmates regardless of the reason for or duration of their incarceration. We are not aware of any initiative to address the violations of the BOP Program Statements by their medical personnel.

4.       There is an investigation into the conduct of all FCI Coleman medical staff that has been involved in the refusal of appropriate medical treatment to Eduardo in contravention of community standards for medical care, international human rights conventions, and the Bureau's own policies. The BOP has not publicly stated whether or not they would conduct an investigation into the practices of the FCI Coleman medical staff, and;

5.       Regional Office of the Bureau of Prisons in Atlanta, Georgia, take immediate responsibility for assuring that Eduardo receive the same standard of care in FCI Coleman that he would receive if he were an unincarcerated member of the Coleman, FL community. Eduardo Mantilla was transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on January 23, 2003.

RESPONSE FROM, FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX, COLEMAN, FLORIDA

Federal CURE Inc. received a letter of appreciation from CARLYLE I. HOLDER, WARDEN of FCC, Coleman dated January 21, 2003. The following is an excerpt from that letter:

“Dear Executive Director,

I received your e-mail dated January 15, 2003. Your letter to Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons, dated January 15, 2003, has been forwarded to my office for response. I appreciate your interest in Eduardo Mantilla, Register # 14869-050, who is incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Complex (Medium Security), Coleman, Florida.

The medical information in your letter has been verified by our medical staff. Based on Mr. Mantilla’s medical history and current medical diagnosis his case was referred to our Medical Director in Washington, D.C. for review and consideration for assignment to a Federal Medical Center for required medical treatment. The decision has been made to transfer inmate Mantilla to the Federal Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota.”

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP EDUARDO

1.       Send Eduardo an encouraging card or letter to let him know that people are aware of his situation and care about him. You can also e-mail his daughter, Cathy Falkenberg, copies of your letters.

Eduardo Mantilla, #14869-050
P.O. Box 4600
Rochester, MN 55903

Cathy Falkenberg
cfalkenberg@attbi.com

2.       Visit our website at www.fedcure.org and learn more about Federal CURE's advocacy work on behalf of federal inmates and their families. You can help us assist federal inmates by becoming a member of Federal CURE. Membership information is available online at www.fedcure.org or by contacting us at Federal CURE, Incorporated, P.O. Box 15667, Plantation, Florida, 33318-5667