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Death due to medical neglect at Georgia State Prison; coverup by officials

March 2016 I was housed a Georgia State Prison my roommate was Jacorey Barber. Around the beginning of March he became ill and was having a hard time breathing. He filed a sick call which take from 7 to 10 days to get seen. Once he got seen he was told he develop asthma at age 35 and was given a asthma inhaler his condition worsen at times he was so winded he would walk to sell door to get his tray and have to lean on the wall to catch his breath. He put another sick call in and went back to medical instead of doing a thorough check-up they changed his inhalers and supposedly gave him a stronger inhaler and cough syrup and some type of pill for a cold. Wednesday March 30 our shower day he was so week he almost passed out officer Howard our excourt officer ask was he okay he could barely talk. I told her he needed medical because he had trouble breathing and haven’t eaten since Friday. She call Lieutenant Shumake and told him everything he stated tell Barber to do a sick call. (Keep in mind it takes 7 to 10 days and you still not going to get adequate treatment.) But after being refused treatment he laid down and I did the same I woke for dinner tray and tried to wake him to get his tray but he was dead. It took from 5 to 8 minutes to get officer back in dorm because trays came at shift change. Officer stood in the door like 10 minutes thinking we playing before calling someone. Sergeant Walker came and stood another 10 minutes before he decided to open cell and come in. He claimed he felt a pulse and started doing C.P.R. He stopped and call for medical and told them it was an emergency about 15 to 20 minutes later medical still didn’t come he got on the radio snapping telling him he need medical right now. Finally a old lady come and really she didn’t know what to do. Sergeant walker and a new officer took turns do C.P.R. while she stood around. They finally put him on the stretcher and left. They put me in the cages in back of dorm and kept me there like 4 or 5 hours. Somebody from D.O.C. came and basically threatened me he told me about a list of questions and answers he had and what to say and what not to say and it’s been some inmates that didn’t follow instructions and ended up like Jacory Barber. After doing this I was placed in a different cell and the following week the mental health counselor Miss Humphries came and talked to me and told me he died from a heart attack I told her I don’t think so and explain why I said so. The next week she said Jacory Barber mom wanted to hear from me and she said for Miss Humphrey to give me her address but she forgot it. Before she could bring it back I was transferred down here. Can you please contact Miss Humphrey at Georgia State Prison and get that info for me so I can let his mom know what really happened. Someone needs to look into how many young inmates have mysteriously died at G.S.P.