Mr. Hayes said, "My son shouldn't be in the Florida prison where he has been for 14 years for an assault committed while having a mental health crisis. I will NOT give up the fight for his freedom and treatment. I stand not for Damion only but for all mentally ill inmates in America."
Hear the taped radio show at the link below. We were joined by Ms. Lillian Eaglefeather, who is the mother of Paul, another a mentally ill American. Each Wednesday night in June, please call (818)572.2947 to speak to Mr. Hayes and other guests. Ask questions or comment on this father's mission to help save his son and other mentally ill Americans.
Damion was arrested, tried, and sentenced to LIFE imprisonment. This mentally ill youth was hospitalized for two years to get him "trial ready," then sentenced and imprisoned in a Florida correctional facility. Damion's former cellmate wrote to Mr. Hayes numerous times and told him that his son would talk to himself in the cell at night and have long arguments and even physical confrontations with imaginary enemies. Damion is obviously mentally ill and should be transferred from the prison to which he was overly sentenced for an assault that resulted in no life threatening injuries for his neighbor. Damion should be relocated to a mental hospital and stabilized. Upon release from the hospital, Damion should be placed in an assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) program for his subsistence needs and continuous psychiatric treatment.