Published on July 10th, 2012 | by Wild Gender0
Call-In for CeCe! Call Out Injustice! She Needs Our Help.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — CeCe McDonald is calling on her network of supporters to aid in her ability to receive hormone treatments in the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud, where she is housed.
According to sources closest to McDonald, it was three weeks before she began receiving regular hormones. And the group “Support CeCe” learned yesterday that prison officials are only giving her 6 milligrams of estrogen instead of the 20 milligrams she is prescribed.
“This is egregious and insulting,” writes the group in a press release, adding, “CeCe is doing well in St. Cloud, even though she is putting up with a lot of harassment from guards and administration.”
As a result of issues receiving her hormone treatments, CeCe is asking her supporters to call in to St. Cloud Health Services Director Cheri Meyer, MN DOC Health Director Nanette Larson and St. Cloud Psychological Services Director Bruce Hedge and demand that she be administered the 20 milligrams of hormones that she is prescribed and allowed by court order.
Contact information is as follows:
Cheri Meyer (St. Cloud Health Services Director): (320)240-3077
Nanette Larson (MN DOC Health Services Director): (651)361-7280
Bruce Hedge (St. Cloud Psychological Services Director): (320)240-3030
The “Support CeCe” team is encouraging non-incarcerated allies to call today, tomorrow and leave messages on McDonald’s behalf.
“Fill their voicemail boxes and let them know that we are watching and that CeCe is not alone,”
writes the group. “Please be firm but courteous when you call. Remember that prison administrators have enormous control over CeCe’s treatment, and antagonizing them could be harmful to CeCe.”
Ms. McDonald is currently serving a sentence of 41 months for defending herself against racist and transphobic attackers. Although McDonald initially faced two charges of second degree murder, earlier this month she accepted a plea agreement to a reduced charge of second degree manslaughter due to negligence.
Now that CeCe has been transferred to MCF-St. Cloud, she can receive letters and books there! Let her know she has a huge amount of ongoing community support and that we are all here for her. Click here for a mailing address and guidelines.