Shadae Schmidt, 32

Corona, California
March 13, 2014

Agencies: CDCR - California Institution for Women (CIW) Corona California | California Coalition for Women Prisoners CCWP (Non Government Agency)

Cause of death: Medical Neglect

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Shadae Schmidt, aka Dae Dae, was a 32-year-old African-American woman who died of a heart attack on March 13, 2014, at the California Institution for Women state prison in Chino. Her death was caused by severe medical neglect after she had been begging for medical help for weeks. The California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) worked with her close friends and family to demand an investigation into how correctional cops neglected her cries for help, and left her sitting in a cage while in acute cardiac distress. Justice for Dae Dae.

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