Vern's Cancer During COVID Struggles with the Criminal Justice System.
Vern's Cancer Timeline
September 4, 2020 Vern was diagnosed with cancer.
September 2020 Vern requests a medical release from the Tennessee Department of Corrections to ankle monitored home confinement to receive cancer radiation treatments in a sterile environment.
CLICK HERE TO READ: Vern Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer: 3 Ways to Help
CLICK HERE TO READ: Why Vern's cancer is so devastating!
Wed, Dec 30, 2020 - Emergency Release Requested For Vern In Court Due to his cancer diagnosis & deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in his prison.
Read article by local print media about Vern's cancer in prison during COVID: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2021/01/04/vern-braswell-seeks-early-release-after-2005-murder-sheila-braswell/4099352001/
CLICK HERE TO READ: COURT FILING: MAJOR POINTS AND FAMILY STATEMENT (Click below to view a copy of the court documents filed in court.
Mon. Jan 11, 2021 - MEMPHIS JUDGE DENIES VERN'S EMERGENCY RELEASE REQUEST without a hearing to evaluate evidence or arguments about his cancer diagnosis and the COVID-19 outbreaks in prison.
Apparently his Black life doesn't matter to the Shelby County criminal justice system.
VERN ACCURATELY PREDICTED CURRENT DEADLY COVID OUTBREAKS AT HIS PRISON, JUDGE WOULDN'T LISTEN.
Since Vern requested emergency release,
5 West TN inmates have died from COVID-19.
4 of the deaths were at the same prison as Vern.
1 of the inmates also had cancer like Vern.
Many others were hospitalized.
July 2021 Tennessee Department of Corrections denied Vern's request for a medical release to get radiation treatments in a sterile environment on home confinement.