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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

A Slave Without Chains…

8-3-2016
By: Willie “King Coe” Coe

The whips have been exchanged but at the end of each day I’m still a slave. The shackles have been removed but I’m still a slave. Free labor where they work me for my food; my wages are paid dues… It’s called my debt to society but my acknowledgment of my subjugation remains denied. They lie to me and my people and say that it will be alright but it’s been over 100 years and there’s still no light in sight. Punished if I fight and a fool if I don’t. I just pray when the bell rings that I don’t choke. I smoke to give me hope and sleep so that I cannot think. To cloud out the life of a slave without chains…

I dream strange things but none of them seem to set me free, these visions of death I see only bring me closer to the God-I-Be. Because I’m a slave that’s free! A slave without chains, that’s me… That’s we; so how can a king be at peace? With Willie Lynch’s divide and conquer still combating me? They worked me for free and say; “good job!” Damn!! Suicide is so hard. It’s what they want. To break me and make me, and I fight and fight with no avail, why must they rape me? The slave without chains I be… That’s me, that’s me, that’s we; our enemy is longer massah, but it’s we. The prison is our plantation. The menu is our slop. Work the detail or rot in a cell, but only time will tell if I single-handedly fail…

The women were planted to distract us. But the fact-us is they can’t break us or make us… Or can they? Because daily my people fold and break the mold, change the code and alter the mode. So, I ask myself, do I really wanna live and grow old? Or can I decipher the code and force the world to see the vision, themselves through the eyes of the Great king Coe?? Enter my realm of thought and realize that we’re slaves without chains…

Respect and power to the Fallen comrades of the 1971 Attica Rebellion. Long live the revolution… September 9th….

The GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTION: Thoughts from the inside

in order to see rehabilitation one must free or learn how to free thier mind from the mental mazes of designed stagnation. Our struggle is no different from the nationwide dehumanization that the other systems of imprisonment are allowing to be applied. The offenders rehabilitation is the least of concern of the prisonercrats. the following “criticism” is a product formed from experience behind these walls of oppression. The young offenders are forced to be predatorial beginning as soon as they enter diagnostic. Majority of Georgia level 5 institutions have poor security and this is why the offender is self dependent. both correctional offficials and fellow offenders pose to be a potential threat. everday violence is seen or mentioned to become a possible event that will occur in the near future. institutional paranoia is develope. the highest level of education offered is a Ged.offenders with alot of time[5 years or more] are put on the back burner. the living conditions os our housing units are inhumane in most areas and the medical services provided are inadequate. our basic human rights are disregarde and the laws of justice are only implmented when its time to cover up a wrong doing by its administers. malpractices such as verbal and physical harassment, excessive use of force,starvation, tampering with incoming and out going mail without probable reasoning, and denial or limited access to courts or legal aid services are just a few of the vast illicities imposed on us daily. i do not speak for those who miscondcut causes such reprisal to occur. i deplore the distress for those who this maltreatment is being imposed on because they strive to serve justice when injustice occurs. two wrongs will only create an epidemic of vengance and digression. repressed by the disoder of power many offenders cannot even feel the need for their will to change. as the authoritarian apllies oppression the stride of doubtful and confused human remain regressive. the georgia department of correction creates the criminalization it swore and is paid to correct. reinstitution of the officials and ethnics is an essentail need there cannot and will not be a massive,not even a partial productive change for correction if the people of society continue to ignorantly or consciously support the georgia department of corruption. this is the institutional genocide of humankind. all power is vested in the people

“I fight to keep that small piece of me alive.” Rape and minors in adult facilities

To whomever may read and understand this,
I will start this off by saying that my name is Lakendrick Demond Davis. I am 36 years of age. I have been locked up since I was twelve years old. I am writing this because I want parents, brothers, sisters, aunt’s, uncle’s, and anyone else who want’s to know how prison is destroying the youth at a young age. You tell me how can a person fix themself to send a child to a grown man facility. The world ask can you be a product of your environment and the answer is yes. I am living proof of that. I have never been with a woman but I like women, but think on this, I been with another man who throught himself a woman. The prison that I started at was Lee Arendale State Prison A.K.A. Alto. If you was not fucking then you was the man, but if you were getting fucked then you was a bitch. This is how my life turn out. When I turned 17teen years old I was sent to general population. I was sent to what you would call a thunderstorm, where two days after I came into the dorm 5 guys came into my room and asked me was I going to fuck or fight. I was so scared that I fought out of fear and when I knew that I had no win. When things like this happen were do a child go for help. You don’t, you take the law into your own hands. Now you become a bigger threat to the people in the free world, because you are scarred and hurt. If you do not know how to deal, tell me what do you become? I will tell you, someone who is angry all the time. Someone who hates, is not sure of himself, who sees blood and want to hurt someone if he is touched wrong. He starts to force himself on others, because he is fighting a goddamn war within himself and can’t control it. Now the world is black to him and everybody is a enemy. The world says that eight out of ten will return to prison, but ask them why and what are they doing to stop it. You put kids in the savage lands and tell them to survive what will they become. Savages!!! The system will take from the youth and keep destroying their hopes and dreams until someone speaks up about it and mean it. Just think how I will react when I’m out. What good will I be to a woman, with my mind fucked up like it is? My soul is calling out for help, but I wonder will anybody answer. I am tired and want to rest and not get up, but I keep fighting cause I can’t give up and I know that God has a purpose for me. I want to help wherever I can. I do not wish for anybody else’s child to go through what me and my family has gone through. The child that I was and that is inside of me is leaving, but trying to hold on. If the child vanishes then I am dead, so I fight to keep that small piece of me alive.

Excessive force by corrections officers

July 8th, 2016

On June 30th, 2016, I witnessed a prisoner by the name of Jeffrey Reeves be subjected to excessive force by two CERT (Correctional Emergency Response Team) officers for nothing. This young Caucasian male was approached at the dinner meal and asked by cert officer Smith about a tray that layed unattended at his table. The prisoner explained that another prisoner was sitting there, but had suddenly left for some odd reason or another and that it was not his tray.

The officer departed and minutes later the other prisoner returned and picked several items to eat and gave the rest of the tray to Jeff. I watched from a row over as officer Smith spoke with officer Garmany (CERT) and nodded towards Jeff’s table.

As we exited the mess hall, something transpired inside that I did not see, but the prisoner was shoved outside on the walk and he was saying “I didn’t do nothing, man. You walked up to me saying you were going to slap me in my face.” The two officers (CERT) then began to yell at the prisoner to “shut the fuck up!” And slammed his head into the brick wall where he immediately sustained a cut over his eye and a bloody mouth.

As this incident unfolded; more staff approached: Sgt. Clay, Deputy Warden of Security Mr. Dewberry, Lt. Mcallister and a few more that I’m not familiar with due to my recent arrival here at this prison.

This prisoner was layed on his stomach, but still voicing the cruelness of these officers handlings. While so; Officer Smith placed his taser gun to the prisoners buttocks and shocked him for about 10 seconds. He kept yelling out; “stop resisting!” Prisoners began to complain and protest. We were then ordered to lie down on the scorching pavement, with our hands our sides.

This prisoner was placed in feet and handcuffs. The feet shackles were administered by a female; Sgt. Clay. And all while this took place, the Deputy Warden of Security held no authority on how to handle this maneuver.

Officer Garmany is a repeat offender of prisoner abuse. In February 2016. As officers were subduing a prisoner, he ran full speed and jumped into the air and hit an innocent bystander in prisoner with a flying knee. I observed this my first week here.

I’ve been in dorms where 2 riots broke out and Mr. Dewberry locked the dorm down as a hole and opened it back with the same offenders still housed there. By the grace of God nothing else transpired.

Hays State Prison is the only level 6 Prison in GA. The CERT staff is abusive, disrespectful, and agitators to violence. Since they have taser guns now, inmates are hesitant to voice the opinion, let alone hold court with them. All or majority of conflicts take place at chowcall with them. The chowhall does have cameras common but they quickly escort the conflict outside where there aren’t any cameras.

There is bound to be an uprising if this kind of treatment continues. I am honored to expose the injustice and mistreatment by the correctional officers at any prison that I’m housed in. Peace, respect and encourage to all.

The power is vested in the people…
King Coe the Great!!