As many of you know Marie has been having problems receiving Vegan meals since entering in the Federal system almost a year ago.
We recently received a phone call from Marie during which she asked that friends and supporters write the new warden at Waseca and politely request she be given consistent and nutritionally adequate vegan meals. The hope is that with the help of outside support the new Warden will be more understanding of her situation then his previous counterpart.
A sample letter is included below.
In the Struggle,
Got Your Back Collective
Warden Ricardo Rios
P.O. Box 1731
Waseca, MN 56093
Dear Warden Rios,
I am writing this letter concerning Marie Mason, #04672-061, who has requested the prison provide her with vegan meals to meet her health and dietary needs. I strongly encourage you to grant this request.
Marie has been committed to a vegan diet in accordance with her personal, moral and spiritual beliefs for many years. Like many vegans, she considers her diet to be an essential part of her life and spirituality.
While incarcerated at Waseca, Marie has remained committed to a vegan diet, but has been unable to receive proper nutrition. She has been experiencing bouts of dizziness, nose bleeds, fatigue, and severe pain in her hands. All symptoms associated with an inadequate vegan diet. I fear that unless the prison provides her with an adequate vegan diet, she will remain malnourished and her health may continue to suffer.
Please grant Marie's request for a vegan diet. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.