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June 27, 2023

Urgent Health Call-In Campaign for Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter

Urgent Health Call-In Campaign for Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter

Watch the moving video of Ed's Niece and Sister at the April 26, 2023 UN EMLER Hearing in Atlanta:

You can also watch Ed speaking about himself some years ago thanks to Sister Tekla, who was able to interview Ed and Mondo some years ago: More of these videos will be forthcoming.

Ed needs to be released to live the rest of his life outside of prison, with his family! (His niece Ericka is now 52 years old and was an infant when Ed was targeted, stolen from his home, jailed, framed, and railroaded.)

Ed Poindexter's left leg was amputated below the knee in early April due to lack of proper medical care. Ed has diabetes and receives dialysis several days a week. He underwent triple bypass heart surgery in 2016.

Please support Ed by sending him a letter of encouragement to:

Ed Poindexter #27767

Reception and Treatment Center

P.O. Box 22800

Lincoln, NE 68542-2800

Ed has a cataract in one eye that makes it difficult for him to read, so please type your letter in 18 point or larger font. The Nebraska Department of Corrections does not plan to allow Ed to have surgery for the cataract because "he has one good eye."



Warden Boyd of the Reception and Treatment Center: 402-471-2861;

Director Rob Jeffreys, Nebraska Department of Corrections: 402-471-2654;

Acting Medical Director Jeff Kasselman, M.D.: 402-479-5931

Sample Message:

“I'm calling to urge that Ed Poindexter, #27767, be given appropriate medical care.

Ed is on dialysis several days per week and is wheelchair bound, and is not able to shower or change without a lot more direct support than he is currently receiving.

I join Ed’s family in demanding that Ed be given appropriate medical care, including:

Providing appropriate medical assistance for Ed, who cannot get out of his wheelchair;

Expediting a doctor’s visit to fit Ed for hearing aids. He is going deaf;

Arranging for Ed to be fitted for a prosthetic leg and receive physical therapy;

Allowing visitors to sit NEXT to elderly prisoners instead of making them sit across a three-foot table;

Allowing normal contact such as putting your arm around someone's shoulder while you are talking in their ear;

Allowing visits in the SNF (“skilled nursing facility”), not the visiting room.”

Warden: Taggart Boyd

Reception and Treatment Center

P.O. Box 22800

Lincoln, NE 68542-2800

Phone: 402-471-2861

Fax: 402-479-6100

Jeff Kasselman, M.D.

Acting Medical Director,

Nebraska Department of Corrections

Phone: 402-479-5931


Rob Jeffreys

Director, Nebraska Department of Corrections

Phone: 402-471-2654

PO Box 94661

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

You can read more about Ed Poindexter at