WASHINGTON (Dec. 16)
Anne Henderson Pollard, the wife of convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Jay Pollard, has been transferred from prison to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Kathryn Morse, spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said Anne Pollard was moved Dec. 11 from the Federal Correctional Institution in Lexington, Ky., for treatment at the clinic of stomach disorders.
She suffers from biliary dyskinesia, a rare and painful gastrointestinal disorder that is difficult to treat.
Morse refused to elaborate on Pollard’s condition, but confirmed that Pollard had previously been transferred to Kentucky hospitals for a day at a time. There is no timetable for the stay at the Mayo Clinic, she said.
Anne Pollard is serving a five-year sentence for having served as an “an accessory after the fact to the possession of classified national defense documents.” Her husband received a life sentence in March for spying on behalf of Israel.
The transfer followed a Dec. 2 letter from three members of Congress to the director of the bureau of prisons, Michael Quinlan, requesting that the 27-year-old Anne Pollard receive specialized medical treatment.
Reps. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), William Hughes (D-N.J.) and Bruce Morrison (D-Conn.) noted that since being imprisoned last March, Anne Pollard lost has 60 pounds because at times she was unable to eat or properly digest food.