Something needs to be done. Unfortunately nothing will bring this young woman back but I know inmates who go to prison just for the healthcare. If people can get upset over inhumane conditions for pets even those who are confined then why remain silent over inhumane conditions for humans who are confined?

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by the California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Shadae (Dae Dae) Schmidt
Shadae (Dae Dae) Schmidt

Shadae Schmidt, aka Dae Dae, was a 32-year-old African-American woman who died of a heart attack on March 13, 2014, at CIW (California Institution for Women) prison in Chino, east of LA. We suspect her death is due to medical negligence because she had been asking for medical help for weeks.

On Feb. 3, 2014, Shadae had a stroke, and within two weeks she was returned back to a cell in the solitary confinement unit (SHU) where she was still in active recovery. Upon her return, she was given medication that she repeatedly told medical staff was making her very sick. Her complaints fell on deaf ears and prison staff continued giving her the same medication – and then she died.

Shadae’s death is a terrible tragedy and one that happens far too often in California

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