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Sunday, October 20, 2002

War on Women
Wisconsin's Torture Timeline
Kay Henson

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 17:33:47 -0600

Kay Henson reported today that the jail nurse refused to give her a
breast pump. She told Kay "Dry up, you baby is almost 9 months old."

Suzanne Shell
American Family Advocacy Center

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 09:19:57 -0600

Kay has still been denied a breast pump.

Government of Wisconsin Contacts
Office of the Governor
115 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
(608) 266-1212
Fax: (608) 267-8983
page to email

For updates on the State Torture of Kay Henson
Contact AFRA

From: Katherine Albrecht
Date sent: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 21:23:36 -0400

A breast pump (Avent Isis brand, in a nice shrink-wrapped package)
along with a few other items were mailed off in a care package today to
Kay Henson. I called the prison where she is being held, and they assured
me that Kay would receive the package without a problem. I mailed it
priority overnight, so it should arrive tomorrow by 3:00 PM Wisconsin

If others would like to write to Kay or send a care package her
address is:

Kay Henson
W4054 Highway NN
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Katherine Albrecht
CASPIAN - Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 13:32:48 -0600

One concerned woman has sent a breast pump to the jail for Kay.
Readers will remember that during Kay's last incarceration, they
refused to accept the 2 breast pumps brought by friends, stating they
looked like a 'bong.'

Suzanne Shell
Director, American Family Advocacy Center

From: Katherine Albrecht
Date sent: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 18:39:52 -0400

I just got off the phone with Kay Henson, who called me collect from the
jail. (At the highway robbery rate of $5 for the first minute and 0.61
for each additional minute). She said the Seargent himself came to talk
to her about the package we express mailed to her. The package (which
cost us $21.00 to overnight express) contained the following items:

(1) a hand-held, non-electric breast pump, with its contents clearly
illustrated in full-color photographs on the box, in unopened plastic
shrink wrap and with a $44.49 price sticker affixed (2) a glossy color
brochure of promotional literature for the breast pump (Aveda brand, Isis
model) (3) a sealed, plastic shrink-wrapped box of greeting cards and
envelopes from the Boston Museum of Art (4) an open envelope containing
five $1 bills (5) a Bic ball point pen (6) a handwritten letter addressed
to Kay (7) a copy of my e-mailed letter to (Winsconsin) Governor McCallum
(8) a set of instructions printed from the web for expressing breast milk
(9) a copy of an article I wrote on an unrelated topic (10) a post card
with a photograph of me and my family on the back and the word "Courage"
handwritten in bold

Of these items, Kay was only given #6 - #10 -- only the printed
materials. She said they told her the breast pump "was against
regulations" and would be added to her personal property for when she is
released. This was very surprising to me, to say the least! No further
explanation was given.

Kay is currently managing to express breast milk by hand in the
shower enough to relieve the engorgement, but her milk supply is
quite diminished. She seems to be giving up on seeing her 9-month-
old daughter again any time soon, and is extremely sad about it. It broke
my heart.

As for the other items, Kay was also denied the greeting cards and
the ball point pen (which I half expected). The $5 was added to her
commissary (?) account, which has a negative balance, and so was
sucked up immediately. She asked that no one send her money as it
will also be "wasted" in this way. She is currently unable to write to
anyone because she does not have money in her account to buy the
pre-printed envelopes that must be supplied by the prison. Outside
envelopes and/or stamps sent to her will be confiscated and added to her
personal property. So she has no way to write.

Oddly, the prison officials read all of her mail before giving it to her.
Apparently standard procedure is that the inmate open all letters in the
presence of guards and, if nothing contraband is found, prisoners are
allowed to read their letters in privacy.

In the case of the papers I sent, they were read, because the
Sergeant himself came in holding my letter to the governor and asked if
the allegations I make in my letter were true. Kay answered that I was
correct in all except for the fact that she had spanked her son on his
bare bottom, not clothed as I repeated (based on what I had heard). The
sergeant seemed genuinely surprised, asking, "is it true what it says here
that a nurse told you to dry up, your baby is already nine months old"?
She answered that yes, it was true.

When all was said and done, despite denying her the breast pump, the
Sergeant offered to try and find a way for her to send mail. Kay said
everybody made a very big deal that someone (me) had written to the
governor, and the fact that the Sergeant himself came in to speak to her
is apparently highly unusual and could only have resulted from my letter.

Since Kay had no idea who I am (and me, her!), she was a little
surprised at all the ruckus.

More people sending packages with letters to the governor enclosed
would put all the sadists in the hot seat, so GET WRITING!

I have more to report here, so please stay tuned for part #2 when I
get time later.

In freedom,
Katherine Albrecht

CASPIAN - Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 05:26:31 -0600
I received this message from the reader who sent Kay a breast pump.
Be advised that this reader called the jail BEFORE sending the
package to insure that she would be following regulations and that
her money would not be wasted by Kay being denied the items being
sent to her. Walworth County jail is not only jerking Kay around, but now,
the public who supports Kay. res ipsa loquitur. . .

Suzanne Shell
Director, American Family Advocacy Center

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 07:02:17 -0600

She has not been given a breast pump

Charming people, these jail guards. I suggest you check out the
Stanford Prision Experiment site to get the whole ugly picture of the
jailer mentality

Suzanne Shell
Director, American Family Advocacy Center

From: "Wolfe, Joe"
Date sent: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 08:30:39 -0500

Thank you for taking the time to write the Governor on this matter. Mrs.
Henson has applied for Executive Clemency and her application is currently
under review.

Joseph N. Wolfe
Secretary, Governor's Pardon Advisory Board

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 16:24:14 -0600

I have received a letter from Kay in jail. I have scanned it to a
.pdf document and Sent it to the AFRA site, you can view them there.

Suzanne Shell
Director, American Family Advocacy Center

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 11:22:50 -0600

Her breasts have rock hard lumps in them and she can only manually
express them, but the letdown reflex isn't enough to relieve the
engorgement and duct blockages. The jail nurse said if she gets
mastitis, they'll treat that but she is not allowed access to a
breast pump to PREVENT mastitis.

Suzanne Shell
Director, American Family Advocacy Center

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 11:42:18 -0600

I just received letter from Kay. She got the vitamins but was
subsequently told she could not take them without prescription from
outside doctor or jail doctor.

Suzanne Shell
Director, American Family Advocacy Center

From: Suzanne Shell
Date sent: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 10:52:45 -0600

Kay reports that she is still lactating and her breasts are now rock hard
and she is experiencing extreme pain. She continues to be denied a breast

Suzanne Shell
Director, American Family Advocacy Center

For Information on Mastitis

*Abrupt weaning can also lead to mastitis.
When a mother's milk supply is decreased slowly,
as in gradual weaning, her breasts usually adjust
without causing problems.
However, when breastfeeding is cut back
significantly over a short period of time,
she is more likely to experience overfull breasts.

*Low Resistance to Infection. If a mother is anemic,
experiencing undue stress or fatigue, or not eating well,
her resistance to infection is lowered.
During these times, she needs to be especially
careful not to alter her normal breastfeeding patterns a
nd put herself at risk for plugged ducts or mastitis."

"1990 edition of The Journal of Human Lactation,
Jan Riordan and Francine H. Nichols describe a
survey of breastfeeding women they conducted in
which the respondents reported that fatigue and
stress were the two most frequent factors
preceding their mastitis".
La Leche League

You Can Help
Speak Up For Women
Speak Up Kay Henson
Write To The Governor of Wisconsin
Write To Kay Henson
Sign The Petitions

Official Petition For Kay Hensen and Wisconsin by
Suzanne Shell assisted by Susan Harrison/Lois Bass

Kay Hensen's Petition at Petition Petition!

Susan Harrison's Petition for Reform of CPS systems and reuniting families

Pass this on to others that may help

Keep posted on this attack on Womanhood


Suzanne Shell
Director, American Family Advocacy Center


Political Prisoners Page

Katherine Albrecht
CASPIAN - Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and

-- "Your Rights Are Your Security.
When you, "give up your Rights for Security",
it's not Security you get, but Slavery ."
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