Category Archives: Prison conditions

Just because we’re convicted of crimes does that mean we’re incapable of changing?

there’s so much that can be done for many of us prisoners when we have the support on the outside, but there aren’t many people out there who truly understand the struggle that we go through in here. Majority don’t give a damn because they view criminals as worthless lower class people not citizens, they feel like we deserve every bit of the mistreatment that we are getting, inside these walls despite the laws that protect our human rights. I’m not saying that it’s wrong that we’re being punished for our crimes, I accept responsibility for my actions and will make do with the loss of my freedom. What society don’t seem to realize is that freedom being stripped from us is our punishment for our crimes. Not being able to live or move freely, time away from our family and loved ones, not being able to eat what we want, being told how we’re to live and so on and so forth! That’s our punishment! But there are rules and policies within These penal institutions that protects our safety and well-being. Some of these policies coincides with federal laws/US Constitution and these are the policies and laws that are continuously being violated by the officials of the Dept of Corrections. Laws that they know they’re breaking but instead they choose to violate because they knows we are unable to prove they’re wrong doings in the court of law due to the fact that they control our corresponding avenue. They control our incoming and outgoing mail, monitor our phone calls and visitation. They only allow who they want to enter the prison. When our family and friends call the prison to check on our beings these prison officials ALWAYS tell them lies about us whether we’re doing good or bad.  This is something that the judgmental citizens in society don’t know about our jailers, policeman, prosecutors and other government officials — THEY ARE ALL LIARS AND THE BIGGEST CRIMINALS IN THE WORLD!!! These people get paid to tell lies and mislead us, beat us, railroad us, dehumanize us, psychologically torment us and emotionally abused us. People of this nation has been brainwashed to a point to where they only perceive circumstances from a one-sided outlook instead of an all-around standpoint, this one-sided perception is the AMERICAN way to think and see things. And for this reason alone nothing about this country will never be fair.

Convicts and criminals are classified as dangerous people according to society but the question that tells it all is what actually made criminals dangerous? Could it be the bad economy or the history of violence in America that’s affected people from Generations on down, could it be racism??? Either way we are all just a product of our environment – America!! The rulers of America are the people who in political power of the government – all government employees!!! They made us this way! Then they turn around and place Us in these prisons where we endure the traumatic hardships that changes the way we think, our mentality and our hearts. After taking us through all this minivan release us back into society and expect us to be better people and do better. Either these people who are in power are just playing dumb or the system is a dead on track!

As the great Gandhi quotes: “BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WANT TO SEE!!” And I phrased this quote because all the turmoil that has enveloped this country in the recent years and throughout history demonstrate just how corrupt U.S. government really is. Everybody expresses the change that must be made for the people and their living conditions and for a better economy but nothing is actually being done when the power that the ensure that they keep their foot on the necks of the people to keep them in their place. It is displayed on a variety accounts just how unimportant the minority class (especially blacks) is to this country. Dr. MLK Jr said it clearly:

“The seal and the Constitution reflect the thinking of the founding fathers that this has to be a nation for white people and by white people. Native Americans, blacks, and all other non-white people were to be the burden bearers for the real citizens of this nation…”

Until the world rid themselves of their racial hatred then everything regarding mankind will crumble. No man is superior over another, God is the greater being of all things and through the spirit of God we must answer to for our actions whether good or bad.

Just because we’re convicted of crimes does that mean we’re incapable of changing? Because every time I look up I see that us prisoners are continuously being judged for past misdeeds, even those that were committed mistakenly / blindly. Why are we not given the opportunity to show that we are worthy of a chance? If the system really sees us as dangerous criminals why don’t they establish programs within their system to help us become better people, teaching us the ways on the other side of the law? Applying these efforts will enable us to do better because we’ll know better instead of them repeatedly subjecting us to these extremely traumatic measures of what they call Justice, it is only affecting us mentally in the worst ways. What makes matters even worse is that the evil mistreatment perpetuated upon us by our jailers we would not have known just how spiteful these people can be if we had not witnessed it firsthand. These same individuals are mingling out in the free world with our families and other good righteous people, smiling in their faces without them having the slightest thought of the poison that flows through their DNA. We are placed in these institutions as punishment so when these government officials violate the law how is it that they always manage to avoid prosecution? A crime is a crime in the eyes of the law so when one is committed by any man that makes them a criminal, why judge another without judging themselves first? The same people who prosecute and sentence us are criminals but the same individuals base judgment on us as if they’re better. With this type of mindset is why the world is full of madness. The changes that we seek for ourselves and for our children and families as well as the future won’t ever come to fruition until we change our attitudes and outlooks on life. We as humans shouldn’t adapt to other people’s ideas and opinions because then we won’t be being our true selves when living in another man’s shadow. And this is one of the biggest problems in today’s world. Einstein stated – “We can’t solve the problems with the same thinking that created them.”

Roccy Loc

Valdosta prisoner denounces medical neglect death at ACDC

As I sit here, a few days from the celebration of AmeriKkka’s Independence. I ponder the hypocrisy of this nation.The so-called citizens of this KKKountry turn a blind eye to the treatment of their fellow human beings in this so-called civilized society, and allow the enslaved human to die in these Torture Chambers.The Government in the guise of protecting its so-called citizens have implemented a program of enslaving humans in detention centers and denying them basic human decency and rights! In the ACDC of Georgia, Atlanta, A human was subjected to Willful and Deliberate Indifference by his captors and was allowed to suffer and eventually Die from medical neglect. How can a so-called civilized society ignore and deny any Human being medical help? The answer is simple, the Common man/woman doesn’t matter to the Spiritual and Morally dead.They don’t matter to the enslaver because if they did, the Operator and sustainer of this Evil, would have to admit to the World that he/she is Morally and Spiritually KKKorrupt! Thus in being forced to admit such a Truth, this nation would have to dismantle this System of Exploitation and Oppression of the Common man/woman. So how much longer, will AmeriKKKa’s citizens fail to fight for the voiceless, the poor and disenfranchised, and allow Humans to be Tortured and Murdered by this system. The Land of the so-called Free, what a joke! As AmeriKKKans prepare to parade and party on the 4th of July, a family will be mourning the loss of their loved one, who’s only real KKKrime was trying to achieve the so-called AmeriKKKan Dream. As one who is KKKonfined in this system of Oppression, I can Truthfully Testify that not a day passes, that a Human isn’t being subjected to the Evils of this Twisted and INHUMANE system of so-called public safety. All anyone has to do is investigate the system, and they’ll find just how KKKorrupt AmeriKKKa’s Executive, Judicial, and Administrative administrators truly are. So when anyone boasts and brags about AmeriKKKa’s so-called greatness, think about the senseless death a HUMAN suffered at the A.C.D.C of Atlanta, Georgia due to his captor’s Willful and Deliberate Indifference to his need of Humane and Adequate Medical Treatment. How many more must suffer and Die from such Moral Deprivation?
Respectfully Submitted,
KELEVIN J.STEVENSON #570391
V.S.P- P.O.310
Valdosta, Georgia 31603

Trump’s border knows no Humanity: The story of a detainee, oh sorry a prisoner

It has been said many times that any law that does not have human compassion is cruel and inhuman. Just because the current government failed to get its immigration executive order pass the test of the Constitution and on a smaller scale UN human rights standard does not give the ICE officers the freedom to play judge jury and executioner. what happened to the American culture of “Bring me your poor and wretched yearning for freedom and liberty”, I guess it has been flushed down the detention — Oh sorry, prison– toilet. Make no mistake, the treatment of detainees oftentimes are worse than an average domestic prisoner for the simple fact that 99% of detainees are in search of freedom, greener pasture, exchange of skills, quality education and/or vacation and once detain–sorry, imprisoned–are afraid of demanding fair treatment for fear of being victimized by the ICE officers and the court system.  My encounter with INS, now known as ICE, begins in 1999 when I was deported back to the UK after serving a jail term for possession of a weapon, keep in mind that the weapon was at a private residence and not in a public place. On the day of my deportation, two INS officers picked me up at a Maryland state prison and took me to the airport. This was after 5 months of INS prison time. This is how long it took for INS to process my document for deportation. On getting to the airport I was given a piece of paper that has my name and the law that governs my deportation, I never appear before a judge and the condition of my deportation was never revealed to me, specifically the length of years I was barred from reentry into the US. I remember asking the officers and I was told if I want to come back to apply for a visa in about 5 to 10 years. Fast forward to May 3 2017 at Atlanta City Airport coming for a community Wellness Festival, it’s about celebrating generosity and culture (how ironic) organized by my cousin in Tucson Arizona. Unfortunately for me, as much as I try to hide my past on the Esta online visa application my past caught up with me at the point of entry. The ICE officers refused my entry after 5 hours of looking into my past and assessing the purpose of my visit, I was asked to consent to immediate removal which I gladly did. I was to be barred for five years from the US under this removal condition. Hoping that I will be sent back to the UK the next day I called my family to inform them of the situation and that I will be back in the UK the next day but to my surprise instead of my removal from the US I was told that the removal order has been withdrawn that I now face a criminal charge of illegal entry due to the fact that my 1999 deportation order has an indefinite bar clause. I tried to explain to the officers that I was never informed of this clause either in writing or verbally and under the immigration law my offense is not an aggravated felony and I should not have been deported under the indefinite bar, well it is now 14 days and counting and I am yet to be charged in court, which constitutes an illegal detention under the criminal code. Another point to note is, if I am under the indefinite part in 1999 why was I asked to consent to immediate removal order with a five years bar and why did it take 12 hours for the ICE officers to locate the condition of my 1999 deportation order. If they could retrieve all other information about my deportation on their system and could not see the condition of my deportation until 12 hours later, something is wrong. Since 5/4/2017 I have been in prison at Atlanta prison awaiting a court appearance on a criminal charge of illegal re-entry, mind you I was told by the officer in charge of my case that I will receive a visit from court appointed lawyer the next day and will appear in court a couple of days later. I have since learned that it is the same lies that’s been told to all the detainees and that a court appearance will take a minimum of three weeks and best case scenario I will be in prison for 2 to 3 months. If this is true it will have a devastating impact on me and my family in London England, anything longer will destroy all that I have worked for in the past 17 years.

When you look at the prison facility and the condition of the detainees you begin to wonder why ICE will decide to prosecute a case like mine as opposed to just deportation or why it’s taking two to three months to deport a detainee that has willingly signed a deportation order, thereby wasting US taxpayers’ money with the unreasonable delay and at the same time violating human rights standards. For example Mr Faustino in cell 210 was removed from his cell and taken to isolation because he went on a hunger strike in protest of his continued imprisonment of almost two months after he has paid ICE for his return ticket back to Mexico. Since then a few more detainees have also taken to express their frustration by going on hunger strike. The sheer lack of compassion and empathy has led to the huge backlog of cases, deception and many lies by the ICE officers to ALL the detainees, if you ask any detainee about the information they are receiving from their DO ‘s (deportation officers) they will tell you it has been one lie after another and these are the same officers that are supposed to uphold the law and read you your Miranda Rights. Good luck waiting for your DO to show up for their scheduled visit to the prison block.

It’s no news to the media or families of detainees that the deportation procedure is too slow and yet nothing is being done by the government to rectify this problem. As I mentioned earlier what happened to the notion of “bring me your poor and wretched yearning for freedom” when the system is about to deport Rafael in cell 205 back to the country he left at the age of one year and now 18 years later he is faced with being separated from his entire family. Or in the case of great grandpa Patel at the age of 80 with diabetes condition went into shock on the 13/5/2017 and almost died due to the delay in receiving his medication, the point is why is ICE detaining an 80-year-old man when he could have been sent back or released to his family with a leg tracker?  There were many tears when he was struggling for breath and disoriented.

Apart from inefficiency by ICE it is also evident that ICE lack the funds to provide basic needs for the detainees. Situations where medical request takes 3 to 5 days to see a doctor or where it’s a struggle to get hot water for bathing, the food are often terrible and small where sometimes two dry and old cornbread is in a meal to make up for the small portion. The hygiene products provided for detainees are not only inferior China products, some are also dangerous, such as the bath soap that dry the skin and blister the lips for days. The interesting part is that the issue of poor facility can be resolved with adequate funding or proper effectiveness of ICE process and procedure, why should it take 3 to 4 weeks to appear in court once the decision has been made that court appearance is needed or two to three months to execute a voluntary removal order. This period of cruel and unnecessary imprisonment is inhuman and a waste of US taxpayers’ money.

Furthermore compassion and empathy will also go a long way in the reduction of backlog cases and cost situation where when a Senior Correction Officer enter the prison block the detainees are meant to put their back to the next available wall regardless of if it’s eating time or not shows cruelty through the officers always allow us to continue with our meal, nonetheless the rules still apply. Furthermore why the state or federal government will ask a nonworking illegal immigrant to pay taxes on phone calls, hygiene products and medical items etc. is very strange and interesting. There is also a hint of extortion / exploitation on the pricing of these products and services, the detainees are charged at least four times higher than the street value, it makes one wonder how in a state and federal run so-called Detention Center who is capitalizing on these fraudulent schemes.

Update: today is a sad day, I have just learned that Great Grandpa Patel, the 80-plus-year-old man from India died yesterday 17/5/17 at the detention Clinic due to the complications he suffered while in ICE custody.

Due to the many protests by concerned citizens in regard to our continued incarceration in prison condition, for which the last one was held yesterday on the prison ground we received visitors from ICE human right division. The purpose of their visit was in regard to the poor prison conditions and to investigate the death of Mr. Patel from India. An attempt has been made to improve the condition at the facility but the condition is a small part in the concern of detainees ICE process and procedure lack humanity and it’s broken. For example I started my hunger strike on 1/6/17 due to the fact that since 3/5/17 when I was arrest at the airport they have yet to arraign me in court, which is now 30 days overdue. Once a detainee start a hunger strike the procedure is that I should have been notified immediately but due to broken process and procedure it took 2 days for my hunger strike to be documented and for ICE to be notified, now most hunger strikes last two days that’s when your DO will come and explain your situation to you, but mine will probably last a lot longer due to bad management. Thanks to officer Renfroe and officer Jackson and few other officers who ignored my hunger strike my first two days on hunger strike meant nothing. Good news just received a visit from my DO and his supervisor, the supervisor said he just received today the letter I posted to him two weeks ago and the DO said he has been on vacation, and resume back to work today, go figure. When all else fails, lie. I was told I would not be prosecuted but I will have to see the judge who will determine my eligibility letter to process on my visit into the US or to be deported back to UK. So I guess once again hunger strike works if a detainee wants to exercise his or her right now that it documented that I have been on hunger strike the sheriff and his supervisor officer Bernell will have to get a move on with my case.  I just received a visit from the incompetent ICE officer that handled my case at the airport over 1 month ago, he brought my charge document to sign, this is a document I should have signed at the airport over 30 days ago and it is the only reason why my case got lost in the system for over a month until I went on hunger strike.

In conclusion, it is easy to pin the failure of immigration policies on Donald Trump or the government but sorry the citizens must realize the abuse of freedom and liberty that is being committed, situation where immigrants are getting their permanent green card withdrawn for simple misdemeanor charges or where the immigration makes new laws as they deem fit with no oversight department to cross check the laws against detainees’ human rights for example to have a law that gives DHS or ICE 90 days to deport a willing detainee is morally wrong, and unjust and contradict the values of what America stand for.

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