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Lawyers Appeal for Anne Pollard

June 7, 1988
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Attorneys for Anne Henderson Pollard filed an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Monday seeking proper medical treatment and/or commutation of her sentence to time already served.

Pollard, 28, wife of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, suffers from severe gastrointestinal disorders, allegedly exacerbated by her incarceration in federal prisons.

Her attorneys say in their appeal that she has received grossly inadequate medical care, has lost 60 pounds and is in almost constant pain.

Anne Pollard has served 18 months of two concurrent five-year sentences as an accessory after the fact to her husband’s possession of national defense documents and conspiracy to receive embezzled government property.

Jonathan Pollard is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency was informed of the latest appeal by Pollard’s father, Bernard Henderson. He said her attorneys have been trying unsuccessfully to allow her private physician to treat her.

Henderson said his daughter was transferred May 9 from a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., to one in Rochester, Minn., near the Mayo Clinic.

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