Black Woman Pleads For Help As Brother's Health Deteriorates In Alabama Prison
"He cannot walk nor stand. He is weak and vulnerable,” Kastellio Vaughan's sister said.
September 26, 2022 at 10:16 pm
A Facebook post that Kassie Vaughan shared about her brother, Kastellio Vaughan, has captured the attention of advocacy groups for incarcerated people. The post has been shared over 18,000 times and shows the 32-year-old incarcerated man allegedly needing severe medical attention.
The post included a photo of a healthy Vaughan accompanied by disturbing photos showing him emaciated. In one of the photos, Vaughan’s eyes appear to be rolling back into his head.
“VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED,” Vaughan captioned the post.
“MY BROTHER KASTELLIO VAUGHAN,” she continued. “He’s currently an inmate placed at Elmore Correctional Facility. I’m coming to you right now based on my brother’s health. My brother’s health is rapidly declining. As you can see in these photos he is extremely malnourished. In these particular photos he cannot walk nor stand he is weak and vulnerable. My last visitation with my brother was July 24, 2022 he was in good condition. I am not a doctor but his health seems to be deteriorating. I received 2 pictures of him today saying ‘GET HELP’. I’m asking for you to simply share and get these pictures out this is violating human rights. I don’t see how you cannot get help when a individual is in this state. Tag all news stations please and anybody that can help with this issue. This is urgent and I’m concerned and scared for my brother’s health.”
According to The Birmingham News, Kastellio is an incarcerated man at Elmore Correctional Facility in central Alabama. He began serving a 20-year sentence for 2019 convictions of burglary and the unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle. One of Vaughan’s past charges includes a 2013 home invasion where he was shot multiple times after allegedly attempting to burglarize a private residence.
As reported by WBRC-6, Vaughan’s family said he was healthy when they last visited him in June of this year. But then, about three weeks ago, Vaughan called his family and told them he was experiencing stomach issues, and he informed them that he asked for medical treatment.
The family said that days later, they received a call from another incarcerated man at the correctional facility who let them know their brother had been taken into surgery. The man allegedly informed the family that Vaughan had part of his small intestine removed.