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April 18, 2023

Update and Urgent Health Call-In Campaign for Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter

Ed Has Been Incarcerated for 52+ Years for a Crime He Did NOT Commit

Update and Urgent Health Call-In Campaign for Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter

We received news that Ed Poindexter's left leg was amputated below the knee earlier this month due to lack of proper medical care. Ed has diabetes and receives dialysis three 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);

Warden Wilhelm of the Nebraska State Penitentiary (402-471-3161);

Governor Pillen, the State of Nebraska Office of the Governor (402-471-2244),;

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

The Nebraska Board of Pardons (Email:

Please sustain calls daily from April 15th to May 30th, 2023 for this intensive campaign, and thereafter as you can.

[Any relief for Ed will be announced via email and social media].

Sample Message:

“Ed Poindexter’s family noticed blood on his feet several weeks ago. Then in April 2023, his niece and brother found out that Ed’s leg had been amputated earlier in the month. All of this happened without notifying Ed’s family, within the ‘skilled nursing facility’ at the Reception and Treatment Center, which specializes in behavioral issues and suicide watch, and is not primarily a rehab medical unit. Ed is on dialysis several days per week and is wheelchair bound, and is not able to shower or change without much more direct support than he is currently getting. The Nebraska Department of Corrections admits that their facilities are severely overcrowded and understaffed. I, ___________, join Ed’s family in demanding that Ed Poindexter #27767 be given a medical transfer to home hospice care, where he will receive decent and humane healthcare from his niece.”

Warden: Taggart Boyd, Reception and Treatment Center, P.O. Box 22800, Lincoln, NE 68542-2800, Phone: 402-471-2861, Fax: 402-479-6100

Warden Michelle Wilhelm, Nebraska State Penitentiary, 4201 S 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502, Phone: 402-471-3161

Governor Jim Pillen, PO Box 94848, Lincoln, NE 68509-4848, Phone: 402-471-2244,

Rob Jeffreys, Director, Nebraska Department of Corrections, PO Box 94661, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509, Phone: 402-471-2654

Nebraska Board of Pardons, PO Box 95007, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509, Email: Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

You can read more about Ed Poindexter at