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If There’s Anybody Out There Please Help Us

By Paul Maynard
At Valdosta State Prison on the Tier II Program

Greetings to all my fellow comrades and those who care. I’m still sitting in this long-term solitary confinement longer than I was sentenced to, trying to figure it all out. It is said this is a 9-month program but yet when we (humans) finish our program with good behavior we still get three plused. Which means we won’t get off the program for another three months which totals up to 12 months on this Tier II program. That’s a whole year! “SMH”, somebody, anybody please help us. All you have to do is come to Valdosta State Prison and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about you have people on 3 plus just because they (the administration) don’t like you, if you’re a smart gentleman who uses the pen to take action you are getting 3 plused, etc. etc. What’s the difference between those being forced into torture chambers and those who are being held and forced to stay in long-term solitary confinement longer than sentenced. It’s no difference we are all being tortured. Somebody please help us! We don’t change our jumpsuits for months, and months at a time, the jumpsuit I have on now I had this jumpsuit since the end of February. When we write grievances they give us a receipt, but our grievances get intercepted and thrown out for everything we write up. We can have all the evidence needed and they’ll still say it wasn’t enough evidence to process a grievance. And they’ll deny it. I thought this was a free country who believes in being equal. I’m not a man who speaks on negativity, I’m a man who believes in righteousness and if it’s not right it’s gotta be wrong. even a newborn baby knows when they’re being treated wrong. This is going on all around the world, racism. Let me speak on something brother Melvin Jackson spoke on. He’s right about the situation he spoke on. But he also has to remember who those people have to answer to so the same African Americans whose oppressing us (humans) are puppets to the higher up in higher positions. It’s no excuse for them I just wanted to touch bases on that article. It’s a true fact mostly white administrations are fair when mostly African-American administrations are busy trying to prove thereselves to the whites that they are not even worried about the pain you’re causing their own race. Brother trigger 1000 spoke on Nat Turner, said he was Nat Turner, Nat Turner was a white slave master other than that statement brother Trigger 1000 has grown to think like a black man. Back to the task at hand we need some urgent help at Valdosta State Prison in Valdosta Georgia. These officials tell us things then blame it on the board of pardons and paroles, which is in Atlanta GA. Everything from why do they use 7% pepper spray in cells when its stated in the S.O.P. it’s only supposed to be used in riots. The officials say it was notarized and Atlanta approved of them to use it. We’re staying in long-term solitary confinement 23 hours a day except on Saturdays and Sundays where we stay in our cells 24 hours a day. When they Administration purchase snacks and food from restaurants in society with inmate trust funds they punish phases 1, 2, and 3 by not giving us any of it. But yet we pay for it with our $1 a month $4 for disciplinary reports $5 for sick calls and five more dollars for the medication they put us on which adds up to $10, they tell us if you don’t do this or that you’re not getting it. Now I’m not the smartest man in the world but isn’t that extortion, which is a constitutional right. It’s against the law to extort am I right? Why is it safe for the law to break the law and not get punished but the blacks and the poor break a lot we get over punished for it. I’m so serious when I say this, please somebody help us! It’s all lies they blame the board Department of Corrections for everything. Excuse me, Department of KKKorrections! Somebody needs to get the CNN news to come and check out what’s going on at prisons Tier 2 programs like Valdosta State Prison located in Valdosta GA, Hays State Prison located in Trion GA, Ware state prison located in Waycross GA, Telfair State Prison located in Telfair, GA, Smith State Prison located in Glennville, GA and Macon State Prison. It gets sadder than that though! If any type of official help in any type of way possible they Correctional offers officers feel they’re being entirely too nice. It doesn’t matter what it is, it can be that I’m giving us some positive advice or anything to help our mental or give us some enlightenment out of the Bible or whatever religion you are. Why don’t they want us to get that type of help. Why do they tell counselors to write some things on paper then they turn right around and show this person and that person what’s going on with this inmate and that inmate. They say different sessions are supposed to be confidential but turn around and let one of their co-workers know what’s going on. We (humans) aren’t safe nowhere in this place. Insight if you care y’all would get somebody out here to check on us just one time without Department of KKKorrections knowing until it is too late. Mainly Valdosta State Prison because it’s plain as day. They got people in position of authority that don’t have the slightest idea of what they’re doing. All me and every other prisoner is asking is that someone please come help us. We understand being punished for our law breaking crimes we committed but you also have to take into consideration that in places like Georgia, Florida and Alabama we’re guilty until proven innocent. But still we’re not complaining about our time because we understand our sentence but what we don’t understand and wasn’t explained to us was how badly we was gonna be treated. We’re treated like stray dogs, wild animals or even as if we got that deadly disease Ebola. The governor and commissioner 2 white guys who’s behind the strings of a African-American Administration. I sent a copy of some of the things that’s been done when we file a grievance. I have yet to hear or see any response behind us my brothers being jumped on. We took the big step and sacrificed ourselves on September 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th on the behalf of the September 9th movement. In return all we got was some blind individuals who told us they were on our side but yet kept using excuses like we can’t beat them or we gone lose. No one was thinking positive except for me, Gutta mike, Trouble G, Trey Mac and Trill. We accomplished a little we wasn’t getting mail on Friday but now we are. But on to what my point is, my point is we got assaulted by correctional officers and we used the P.O.T.P. (power of the pen) and they only sent me this paper from the Commissioner’s Office stating my grievance isn’t appealable when it clearly states that all informal grievances are appealable and they even went as far as blaming Internal Affairs, stating Internal Affairs had my informal grievance. Ok, I was suppose to speak with them they never saw me and none of the rest of my brothers either. Somebody please help us it’s us against them just put yourself in our shoes. Send someone to Valdosta State Prison in Valdosta Georgia and Hays State Prison in Trion Georgia. Send the news, CNN and I guarantee you that you got a huge story and a big change. Use my name if you want I don’t care, but I do care about a change in this cruel system. Sacrifices must be made and I’m willing to make it. “Love”

 

The Mind of a Tortured Soul

Written by: Jacorie M. Hinton Sr. AKA Trigga 1000  
At Valdosta State Prison on Tier 2 program  
Dedicated to the  person who put me on point when we was at Reidsville Georgia State Prison (Ladarius Colbert AKA Koby AKA Seer) 
(Micheal E. Taylor AKA Champ) 
Being locked in a Cell 24 hours a day 7 days a week you have at that point so much time to think of your next move that whatever route you choose has to work. I’ve thought of so many options, but being on here didn’t rehabilitate me it only made me worst. Look at all the torture we endured this past year. I’ve had officers buck on feeding me and my roommate. I done been assaulted by officers verbally and physical. I have been to war with the police so many times I’ve lost count. If it wasn’t for brother Kelevin (KJ) Stevenson and Arthor Desmond Thomas I’d be in K-building on Phase 1. KJ taught me how to fight with a pen and I actually won after all the fights and going to war with the police. They thought I was dumb and uneducated and couldn’t use a pen LOL I showed them. But back to my options. I couldn’t come up with too many but the one option that always stuck with me was Revenge! I’m already a violent individual being locked up for kidnapping with bodily injury, the thought of Revenge fits easily with my character. And the so-called Rehabilitation Center they call the prison AKA The Chain Gang didn’t rehabilitate me, it’s only multiplying my violence and anger. My question is they do it to me so why not torture them back? I’m telling you this because I want you to see how the so-called rehabilitation centers have rehabilitated me so you can ask yourself this one important question: How many of the thousands of people locked up in the prison system have the same train of thought, how many feel the same way that I feel and how many of thousands are going to be released with the same built-up anger and how many are going to actually seek out revenge! Ask yourself how would you feel if you were a slave for 10 years then released like it never happened? All the bodies you’ve seen all the murders you’ve witnessed, not by inmates but officers! Then all of it swept under the rug like it never even took place! I look at all of the ones that are on the mental health shot
They’re mindless zombies trained to obey one person or image rather than think freely. They want all of us on meds so we won’t stick together and fight against them. I learned that by easily paying attention of my of my surroundings and you can see the damage that has already been done but me being mistreated like I don’t matter or like I’m an animal has stained my heart for Revenge. I seek any way to destroy this system I’m in but I lack the strength in individuals who heart is stained like mines. I’m not going to lay down and I hope you won’t either. But I’m alone, not many people will stand up with me and that will make me an easy defeat. So I lay in total darkness recruiting Soldiers with the same stained heart like mine and when I’m strong enough all hell is going to break loose and my enemy is the prison system that enslaves me. I am Nate Turner with a heart of cole and this is my Revenge! The mind of a Tortured Soul Trigga 1000. You can contact me at Valdosta State Prison P.O. Box 310 Valdosta, GA 31603. My name Jacorie M. Hinton Sr. GDC 1268264. That’s the address. Much Respect and Loyalty

Black Tape of the Mournful

Black Tape of the Mournful (from 2016)
by King Coe
The elevation of the degrading verbal and physical abuse that we receive on a daily basis is becoming too much, almost unbearable…individuals will only stand for so much whether it be singlehandedly or as a whole.  The “tipping point” is approaching sooner than the rulership thinks.  I wonder myself: will I be the sacrificial lamp for the oppressed people?
I’ve examined my life and it may be worth the pain, agony, and death.  But it may not?  Who knows?  That’s the question I ask myself daily…is it worth dying for?  The respect, pride, honor, what about suffering of my forefathers?  Was it all in vain?
I know that I cannot continue to take this subjugation and not respond with brute force.  I watch everyday as the correctional officers harass and abuse my fellow brothers, mostly black men, but there are some white and even latinos too.  I avoid any interference as best I can, but I begin to feel like a slave who is afraid to look “massah” in his eyes, fore a whipping may occur…slavery was abolished over 120 years ago.  Segregation, 50!  Raised through the crack epidemic.  I survived that.  I fought for my survival daily in those mean streets, so why will I bow now?  Take my life if you will, but my mothers, sisters, brothers, son, grands and greats will know that I did no kneel to these oppressors of derogatory, degrading, corrupt entities.
Fuck the “establishment”, because they will not be satisfied until they wear “the black tape” over their badges to mourn the death of their own.

 

Changing Times

Changing Times
Melvin Jackson, Jackson
This is my 35th year of incarceration.  The inmates are using the same old rhetoric, “the white man this” or “the white man that”.  I’m located a Georgia’s Diagnostic & Classification Prison in high max.  Tier III total lockdown in Jackson, Georgia.  No white man is denying me my rights!  Not many hired in this area any more.  When even I can see outside of my cell or go to medical, I see an ocean of black executive and jr executive administrator faces.  The entire executive and jr executive staff is all black.
We have black apartheid – purposeful black segregation.  I guess all that marching and protesting in the 60’s and 70’s worked!  The white folks gave us what we requested.  He gave us more: A black president, black mayors, senators, etc.  Inmates rioted in prison begging for black staff.  Here at GDCP 25 minutes from the central office in Forsyth we now have black wardens executing us!  Where is the NAACP?  Tier III superintendent M. cannon, Deputy Warden Security W. Powell, Population Counselors K. Forts and J. Goody, Chief Counselor, Dep Warden Care & Treatment, Captain, Grievance Coordinator, all African Americans – blacks – negroes, etc.  Yet I’m being denied access to the grievance system which violates my access to the courts.  My cell is boycotted by these staffers – no grievance in dorm violating IIB05-0001 of state policies.  Where are the GDOC investigators?  Oh, did I not tell you, they’re also black.  Black security guards now do the assaulting, the lying.  Where is the white man when the few black judges dismiss your case on a whim.
Black mental health workers monitor and document your endurance to discover new methods of control and brainwashing.  Inmates given cell restrictions 6 months or over a year.  Which means no yard or outside of cell activities.  Although this violates international law of the Geneva Convention code for prisoners – and the US Constitution.  Because the staff is black and brown, they are able to get away with it.  The black administrators deny us access to regular library and is creating more illegal customs to make it harder for us to access novels.  There is a “no passing” staff rule so those without funds either go crazy or figure out a way not to.  As long as the negro warden continues to execute (kill) inmates and the NAACP ACLU and others find it’s no longer newsworthy, these blacks will continue to abuse us without investigations.  Inmate executions are only newsworthy if it is done by a white warden.  The Georgia prison system, especially most medium security systems, has become your Haiti, or your Uganda.  The black administrators are our Papa Docs, Baby Doc, and Idi Amins.  Why is it we very seldom hear about prisons in Montana, Idaho, these mostly white states?  All I read or hear in these protesting news alerts is “Trump this! Trump that!” Has everyone forgotten history?  It was the Clintons that granted billions of dollars nationwide to build prisons in the 90’s.  It was also the Clintons that changed US 1983 rules for inmates filing lawsuits in federal courts.  It is almost impossible to file assault, mental cruelty and then your awards are minial.  Thank you Bill and Hillary!  Abraham Lincoln was an admitted racist and it was he that freed us.
Thomas Jefferson loved you, really wanted you free :) but he kept his slaves until he died, raped Sally Hemmings because as a slave she could not say “no massa!”.  Let the inmates re-examine who their oppressors are.  History tells us different. Many Afrikan tribes sold and gathered other blacks to be sold into slavery.  Also white people do not appreciate taking instructions from many of these unprofessional blacks – and we find white flight.  The GDOC is overwhelmed with blacks.  Hayes and Valdosta may be a little different – would someone inform me how to get these helpless ex-slaves investigated, for they are killing me.
Peace & Respect

What the oppressor do to you they’ll do it to me: letter of solidarity to other prisoners

Peace & Respect

To The Last of a Dying Breed.
I feel you King Coe Tha Great. I’m witcha. Just keep on watchn Brotha. My pain is your pain. Your struggle is my struggle. We are one of a kind we are Truly the Last of a Dying Breed.

Now do anybody want to know why nobody is standing up in the system why everybody is layn down. It is simple the system has infiltrate our movements. Have you ever met a brotha that has called himself a real dude or a solid dude. But when it’s time to show up and make a stand he plays dead. I bet this is his favorite line to use. (I got too much going on. I ain’t trying to take a lost.) Such a sad case this because the system has made these men compromise their integrity. Nobody wants to sacrifice. Nobody wants to play as a team. Everybody wants to lead the team. Most of these brothas are all about self. Look around Brotha I am you and you are me. We under the same struggle daily. What the oppressor do to you they’ll do it to me. See what the oppressor is doing is given gifts to be a good inmate. Touch pad, packages once a month, chicken box etc. Now let me ask how can this system afford to give all these things. But they refuse to give us lunch back on the weekend. I have a answer. Do you all remember the $10 they took and that $1 a month that the state is taken from us. They’re making million off our family for us to enjoy temporary satisfaction. But it’s only helping them control the people. Brothas think about we are payn for all the things that they are given. Why keep given. Because people are compromising with the system to live in comfort. The mass will lay down and be happy with these things and this stuff instead of really making a change. I can’t say what’s in the next man’s heart their intention may be good but I will say that we’ve been blinded by the tricks that the system has placed in front of us. I have a comrade that the tells me daily The game is in a state of confusion my Brotha.

I leave as I come with peace and respect
and a few spoken words.

I am one of many warriors that bear tattoo and battle wounds from previous wars These scars reach further than this physical garment. Batter and abuse mentally confused from this mental and emotional torment only the Lord knows the pain of ones Soul silent prayers Vivid nightmares Broken Dreams is this pain real. Suicide theme when you can’t escape the screams of the mentally insane it’ll drive you crazy and drange even if you are sane there is still no escapin the pain cuz they playn tricks with our brains it’s hard to find peace so we smile not to feel weak it hurts more with each heartbeat. See I refuse to fall weak because they prey on the weak links standing strong Brothea think they’ll do anything to make us break lock us in a box like goods in a safe bury us alive is what they think but they can’t kill the thoughts in our brains give us purple hearts for we’ve endured way too much physical, emotional and mental pain. Label these men amongst me The Last of a Dying Breed for we are truly Purple Hearted

Peace & Respect
Don Roscoe

Prisoners languishing on Tier Program longer than allowed

4/2/2017

The GA Dept. of Corrections con is being perpetrated in the guise of Valdosta State Prison not having enough cells to release prisoners from its Tier II Torture Program. The majority of prisoners being housed on this behavioral modification / prolonged solitary KKKonfinement program never met the criteria to be placed on the program nor were they sanctioned to the program as is mandated by the statutory language of G.D.C.’s S.O.P. IIB09-0001 and IIB09-0003 (A) policy. Warden Stanley Williams has been relieving Tier II appeals and many have been recommended to be returned to the general population due to them completing the program, failed to meet the standard, for such housing etc. Yet I and others are arbitrarily and unlawfully being forced to be housed in this torture program. As of Feb 4th 2017, the tier II classification recommended 3 plus status until the facility responded. On Feb 27th Warden Stanley Williams disagreed with the tier II classification recommendation and instead order that I placed on tier I and returned​ to population, even so I am still on prolonged solitary KKKonfinement. The excuse given is “There’s no cells in general population place you or others who’ve won their Tier II appeals.” So even though GA Dept. of KKKorrections states on its website this program is not to be used as a tool of punishing punishment or retaliation its actions are contrary to its stated false intent. Prisoners are deliberately being malnourished, subjected to mental and physical deprivations, and now denied access to their community by being forced to give or participate in a program that spies on their families through a phone system that targets S.T.G’s and their associates. Prisoners must now submit their voices to voice recognition software / spyware in order to use the phone. Due to me being conscious of the government intent I refused to give my voice. I’d rather write than call any comrade​ ​ who’ll be tagged as a member of a street terrorist group as it is applied by the homeland security / Patriot Act. Anyone or any organization that stands and fights against government oppression in all its forms, is considered by the federal government a potential domestic terrorist. So all revolutionary minded prisoners and families, friends, and political associates are tagged and watched closely. So beware of what you do and say on that phone line. Before I close this I’d like to send a shout out to all the brothers and sisters, fighting this imperialistic / capitalistic machine of  oppression.

Respectfully
I am Kelevin J. Stevenson
# 570391
V.S.P. P.O. Box 310
Valdosta GA 31603
“Power To The People!!”

Reflection on the effect of December 9th 2010: Resistance behind enemy lines

By Kelevin Stevenson
2/18/17
As the whole world knows by now, the day GA’s enslaved straightened their backs and rebelled under a unified front, against Georgia’s fascist slave system. December 9th 2010 is a part of revolutionary history but that’s just it. It has been 6 years 49 days since GA’s prison population set aside racial, cultural, political, and tribal differences and strove to take their humanity back.

Comrade Earthworm asked me to submit this reflection on GS’s enslaved revolutionary mindstate then, compared to now, and the effect GA’s prison strikes manifested good and bad. The Bad of said actions, has been an ongoing retaliation, GA Dept. of Corrections has continued to sub the enslaved population to. As a result of prisoners using diplomacy to govern themselves, their actions, and their revolutionary stride, the prisoncrats have implemented the Tier torture program, which sole purpose is to punish prisoners for their cultural, political, and militant beliefs. The Ombudsman unit throughout the United States of AmeriKKKa has created so-called behavioral modification programs that are designed to destroy the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of the enslaved. It is further aided by mental health mad men/women that prescribe prisoners all forms of psychotropic drugs, that do nothing but destroy a human’s brain and body. All of this is subsidized by the federal government. States created and operate special management programs or a statewide policy that attacks any and all humans who resist being oppressed and exploited. The sad fact of the matter is that humans are dying daily in these torture programs. Prisoners are killing themselves to escape torturous days of mind-numbing stagnation and human deprivation that comes with this. I am witness to the many bodies that are carted out of these steel coffins and witness to G.D.C. Administrators scurrying to cover up the truth of the matter. GA is torturing its citizens under the guise of public safety. GA is torturing humans on these KKKlantations and the public is turning a blind eye to this fact. Yet 98% of these tortured men and women will one day walk free of these prison gates. They will come back into society cold-hearted and hate-filled. The taxpayers will get what they deserve, they will get the finished product of the slave system and it will not be what they bargained for. Just like the majority are regretting deep in their hearts they voted for Donald Trump. They’re getting what they asked for and so much more is to come, all of it detrimental to the common man and woman. Now as to the good effects of December 9th 2010 much as been manifested from it. The 2012 hunger strike of Georgia, the 2013 hunger strike of California, the Free Alabama Movement and its day of solidarity 2016. Many both incarcerated and free have been awakened and motivated to get in this good revolutionary fight. Prisoners are now being given a chance to get some education, especially their G.E.D.s. Vocational training is being talked about and college correspondence has increased, the prisoners are trying to arm themselves and better themselves by getting a education anyway they can. Further there are now more revolutionary sparks spreaded throughout Georgia and AmeriKKKa. I realize that one has to accept the bitter with the sweet and that what inspires me and others to keep going. The Revolutionary seed is being planted on The daily and the current political climate will help to cultivate the present and future generations of men and women who refuse to be exploited by this imperialistic/capitalist controlled machine of oppression. Now let me be clear, December 9th 2010 was not the start of the current revolutionary movement but it was high octane gas that was thrown on a already smoldering fire, which exploded brilliantly into a fireball of determined resistance throughout AmeriKKKa’s slave system. It has played a major role in inspiring many to stand up and resist which is a very good thing. In being, I accept the good and bad of it with no regrets. If I had to do it all over again, I would gladly without any hesitation. Even though GA Dept of Corrections tried to lynch me and Comrade Miguel Jackson and the fact we’re still being punished and persecuted for having the courage to stand against oppression and exploitation, I’m still honored and motivated to be a part or cog in something that is greater than the individual. GA’s prison strike of 2010 December 9th 2010 was a very good thing!!

Respectfully submitted,
I am Kelevin J Stevenson #570391
V.S.P. P/O Box 310
Valdosta, GA 31603
This 18th Day of February 2017

I can always be reached thru mail or my email account

Contact Earthworm she’ll get us connected.  [send an email via this website –Earthworm]

Peace

A captive of the Department of Corruptions

from: Michael “Master Cypher-El” Jordan
While being incarcerated for the last past almost 8 yrs. I have come into the realization that this govern-mental-system has been designed not for the purpose of helping one to rehabilitate himself but to continuously keep one in mental bondage: to tear you down psychologically, to dehumanize you, to strip you of your personal integrity. While being held captive by the Department of Corruptions I’ve witnessed individuals (and experienced myself) being treated as though we are robots. Robots, degraded through verbal and sometimes physical abuse as if we have no emotions. The public have no clue to the fact and matter of the unlawful treatment that is imposed on the lives of those who are incarcerated. True: for an individual to be placed behind these walls majority (not all) actually violated the law but then again; is it right that those same laws be violated by the officials in order to “correct” one for their mistakes of violating the laws?.. Is that Justice? You can’t stop the flood by pouring more water on it! No matter a persons crime the fact should not be  disregarded that “the person” is still a living soul!!!… And deserves to be treated as such. Being convicted of a crime whatever level of severity and then being​ sentenced only means that one has been exiled from society for a certain period of time in order that one develop a better mentality and respect for the law supposedly set forth to govern ones  morality, but how can a individual obtain this type of rehabilitative state when treated as if your life is worthless because of the mistakes you’ve made in the past? These particular tactics makes an individual harbor more hate and act more rebellious towards the govern-mental-system and its laws; awareness of the hypocrisy! Don’t get me wrong I am not justifying an individual’s actions who through this adversity still refuses to take the initiative to want to rehabilitate himself and also realize the destruction he is causing, not only to himself, but also to those around him. Throughout the Department of Corruption an individual is not deemed rehabilitated until he goes against his morals and principles and diminishes his integrity and dignity, what do you have totally committed yourself to doing and acting, not by the controls of your mind, but by the instructions of another “human being” just as yourself! By logic and reason how should this be considered rehabilitation when you were endowed with the same ability to choose and make decisions (freewill) just as the next person was endowed with. Certain individuals have a thirst for power, a yearn to dominate everything and everyone around them all the while disregarding the fact of infringing on the next man’s life and liberty.  I’m speaking from my mind’s eye on  the on-going matters that’s constantly being applied by the machine (in part) Georgia Department of Corruption (especially at Hayes State Prison); harassment by the enforcers (CERT Team), maltreatment and excessive use of force, daily acts of psychological disparagement is imposed in an attempt to violate one’s personal Integrity, refusal of meals, improper use of electrical immobilizer (taser), verbal threats of assault, and mainly, involuntary penal servitude. How can this corrupt Department be considered a rehabilitation center??? The type of treatment that one is subjected to is not apart of the sentencing from the judge, if so, then there would not be laws set to cover the actions of the officials!.. (In which there are). So with all this; I say to the people… Incarcerated lives matter!!! I leave as I come with,
Peace, respect, and encouragement
To the struggle

Unity in Georgia Prisons

To all comrades on lockdown or in population. Regardless of your affiliation, belief or religion this applies to all of you…

I know and overstand all that has happened over the past few years dealing with different fractions. And as you all can see things have only gotten worser & worser. All we’ve done was forced D.O.C. to implement a mental oppression program called “Tier” which is designed to break us to control us. What’s going on have begin to affect us all with their attempts to demoralize us by driving us of basic human needs. We being oppressed, suppressed, & repressed on a daily basics and we doing nothing to ameliorate our situation why? Because for number one we have no UNITY. We’ve allowed prison officials to use divide-and-conquer tactics on us and use guard brutality and the “Tier” to install fear and all we doing is helping them by oppressing each other. We worry so much about harming each other, keeping our foot on each other neck and forget him he not a part of what we apart of or he not from where we from so forget him. This type of thinking not helping us. In order to stop this imperialist system we as a whole have to be willing to put all our differences aside we gotta realize we not each other enemy the enemy go home everyday the enemy come up with more diabolical things to harm us mentally & physically. These pigs attempting to mentally incapitate us & again we helping them by looking at each other as enemies by looking down on the next man instead of uplifting him. We as a whole got to stand as one with the VOICE OF ALL we the only ones that can stop this mental, physical and emotional oppression Being administered by prison officials. Every major state have a major prison movement that stand for prisoner rights the only way we going to change GA D.O.C. we got to start our own. We have people out there in society that’s willing to help us and stand with us and get us the media attention we need.

We gotta have unity we can’t be afraid to unify with the next gang, organization, family, belief or religion.

We in prison but we still have rights..

Love & loyalty
Jarvis Booker
Valdosta State Prison

The “tier” program is being used to break us mentally

Around 90% of black inmates released off the tier program into the society either start a life of crime and be in and out of jail, return to prison, do nothing productive with their lives or get killed.

Why is that when this supposed to be a “therapeutic” program designed to rehabilitate and change our way of thinking?

I’ll tell you why because the “tier” program is being used to break us mentally so they can control us.

We being stripped of all rights and forced to endure degrading inhuman conditions.

And people wonder why Georgia recidivism rate is so high.

It’s because prisoners not being allowed to pursue an education get trades or job enhancing skills so our brother’s getting out the same way they came in or worser.

You keep a man locked in a two-man sell 24 hours a day for years
forcing us to accept the small amounts of food put on trays
forcing us to smell another man feces
forcing us to live in inclement conditions
forcing us to endure weather so hot if you move you sweat.

How can you help rehabilitate a person in this type atmosphere? They not trying to. That’s the plan to either break us mentally or force us into withdrawal or depression where we lash out aggressively.

Nothing positive come from this program. Look at how many prisoners have turned to mental health to try & relieve the mental pain being administered by prison officials oppressive program.

By: Jarvis Booker