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ECHC Vigil: NO MORE DEATHS! #ReleaseInmates
April 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
At the Erie County Holding Center, Delaware Ave between Church & Eagle Streets, Buffalo. Join the weekly physical-distancing-vigil of the WNYPC Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce.
The ECHC has significantly higher deaths than similar facilities, and with the COVID-19 Pandemic and Corrections Officers’ having been infecting, those in the ECHC are in grave danger (esp with substandard medical care, and high frequency of underlying vulnerabilities). We appreciate that some 17 inmates have been granted early release. However, the remainder are endangered by the Sheriff’s Department, which has misreported incidents and been determined to have committee homicide by medical neglect per the DOJ!
The Sheriff’s Administration is still truly a public health emergency! *** All are welcome; please bring your own sign. *** Also, please continue to call Mark Poloncarz at 716-858-8500 to urge him to release ECHC inmates as they are in extreme danger at the ECHC.