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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!!

Death due to medical neglect at Georgia State Prison; coverup by officials

March 2016 I was housed a Georgia State Prison my roommate was Jacorey Barber. Around the beginning of March he became ill and was having a hard time breathing. He filed a sick call which take from 7 to 10 days to get seen. Once he got seen he was told he develop asthma at age 35 and was given a asthma inhaler his condition worsen at times he was so winded he would walk to sell door to get his tray and have to lean on the wall to catch his breath. He put another sick call in and went back to medical instead of doing a thorough check-up they changed his inhalers and supposedly gave him a stronger inhaler and cough syrup and some type of pill for a cold. Wednesday March 30 our shower day he was so week he almost passed out officer Howard our excourt officer ask was he okay he could barely talk. I told her he needed medical because he had trouble breathing and haven’t eaten since Friday. She call Lieutenant Shumake and told him everything he stated tell Barber to do a sick call. (Keep in mind it takes 7 to 10 days and you still not going to get adequate treatment.) But after being refused treatment he laid down and I did the same I woke for dinner tray and tried to wake him to get his tray but he was dead. It took from 5 to 8 minutes to get officer back in dorm because trays came at shift change. Officer stood in the door like 10 minutes thinking we playing before calling someone. Sergeant Walker came and stood another 10 minutes before he decided to open cell and come in. He claimed he felt a pulse and started doing C.P.R. He stopped and call for medical and told them it was an emergency about 15 to 20 minutes later medical still didn’t come he got on the radio snapping telling him he need medical right now. Finally a old lady come and really she didn’t know what to do. Sergeant walker and a new officer took turns do C.P.R. while she stood around. They finally put him on the stretcher and left. They put me in the cages in back of dorm and kept me there like 4 or 5 hours. Somebody from D.O.C. came and basically threatened me he told me about a list of questions and answers he had and what to say and what not to say and it’s been some inmates that didn’t follow instructions and ended up like Jacory Barber. After doing this I was placed in a different cell and the following week the mental health counselor Miss Humphries came and talked to me and told me he died from a heart attack I told her I don’t think so and explain why I said so. The next week she said Jacory Barber mom wanted to hear from me and she said for Miss Humphrey to give me her address but she forgot it. Before she could bring it back I was transferred down here. Can you please contact Miss Humphrey at Georgia State Prison and get that info for me so I can let his mom know what really happened. Someone needs to look into how many young inmates have mysteriously died at G.S.P.

P.O.O.R. = Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly

P.O.O.R. = Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly
By: “FreeRay”
Where: Valdosta State Prison/Lockdown Tier II Dorm

I am a victim of this KKKorrections Department. “Like criminals they lock us in cages, some niggas some stars once you put them on stages.”
How can that be? When our rights are violated on a daily basis. The trick to wear down the man mind, by making him think that it’s cool to be mistreated or disrespected by staff. It’s cool to not write a grievance to inform someone of the abuse. The key to wearing down one’s mental state, you must first make one feel less of a man by taking away our food!! Mail and pictures. Denying a man to go to a Rec Pen/yard to relieve himself of stress. To put ignorant inmates around to always create commotion and confusion. While staff is only here for short periods of time, an inmate is stuck to deal with horrified reality. Courage motivates me to stand up and believe in myself to endure this hardship. Some would say is a mental warfare and only the strong survive. How much can one man really handle? And who made the KKKorrections Department a judge on how much mental anguish one must accept in order to be deemed a contender in the mental Championship Warfare League? They would consider me a rebellious negro because when it was their turn to fuck me I didn’t take the penetration smoothly, I wiggled and tried to fight back which caused them an upset in their regular fucking. Every time an opportunity comes available one must have strength to muster on. Why stop and pretend to play dead? When one can continue running to find hope and freedom. It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees, means why settle for the normal or what they call normal when I can wander free. We must all use our inner self and realize the way we view things, do things are called habits or patterns. It was a norm way back when to accept the things one wouldn’t change. With 2020 approaching we must stop this Poor way of thinking, Poor way of doing things, Poor way of living we must stand for ourselves. We must aid and assist our brothers and sisters. We must understand that we didn’t ask to be here, but since we are, we should make the stay comfortable. Why settle for less? Why not achieve more? The sky’s the limit and that’s a true statement. In this Urban Jungle there is always another jungle out there, another set of grass that we have not stepped on or partaking of it’s fruits. No more habitual living. No more habitual way of thinking. Shoot for the stars and if failed you still land amongst the clouds. Be on the lookout for my ROOT Recollecting Our Own True selves thesis.

Written by FreeRay Jun 1 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

“You can look me in my eyes and try to feel my pain.”
“A negro sold his soul for a pat on the back from the plantation owner.”

Mailing address:
Ahijah Murray 1000365344
Valdosta State Prison
PO Box 310
Valdosta, GA 31603

The beginning of Journey in Klanland: Exposee from inside Hays State Prison

March 7th 2016

We have been fighting in this common struggle since 2012 from G.S.P.’s torture chamber to their general population and beyond! Now; we are, by more than mere coincidence; residents of Hays State Prison where we shipped out the same night and have become roommates!! Fine with us because as the saying goes: steel sharpens steel…

I was asked to share in this letter and I’m delighted to expose the inner workings of corruption that takes place here. It is my duty and anything less would just not be me. I sent a letter to BayView Newspaper last week called: “Welcome to K.K.K.ville” in that letter I described the verbal and physical abuse I have endured and witnessed in less than 14 days in population. Since then, even more has taken place. I’ll begin with arrival: upon first exiting the bus we were approached by this huge, high testosterone, wrestler type officer claiming to turn our testicles into our nipples if we violate facility rules. After intake, we were assigned to the stereotyped behavior dorm. This is our second lockdown in less than 30 days. Word on the cell block as we have 30 days to do this time, because of a disturbance between two different organizations. I am glad to say that me and Ladarius were no part of this commotion, yet still we have to suffer the consequences.

In our first week here; a fight in the chow hall left one prisoner tased by three officers simultaneously. And they got a kick out of it. The same high testosterone officer was amped up as he responded to the fight. He entered the southside chow hall where we were eating our meal, which was the wrong location. Screaming out “where are they?!” When he received another call to report to the northside chow hall, he urged the other officer to move out of his way. This man was jumping up and down with excitement. A day or so later, he brags to prisoners about tazing the prisoner and hearing him scream and holler.

On our 9th day here; prisoner Aaron Graylor was harassed by an officer named Camp during a random “pat search”. The young man is only a few months from being released back into society. Officer Camp said that Aaron’s legs were not spread far enough and attempted to kick his feet from under him. When this did not work he slung the prisoner by his coat, while at the same time causing him to choke. In the process Erin shook loose and it caused the officer to lose his own footing and fall. This prisoner did not take any action but was wrestled to the ground when more officers arrived. I was unable to see any more. During this incident Ladarius and I were told, along with others to lay down on the ground. Several officers ran past us, but this one officer; Officer Germany ran extremely close to us, to the point that he kicked debris on myself. I assure you it was more than enough area to pass beside us. Somewhere between 6 to 10 feet of space to run freely. In less than another minute as we were being escorted into the dormitory.  Alan Hansen was attacked after officer Craig provoked him. This officer was upset because of the first incident and became belligerent and as Hudson stopped to speak with him; another officer grabbed him and slung him to the ground. He was that was swarmed by at least six to eight officers in a “dogpile” maneuver. As the command for us all to get down again, Tyrone McGee was blindsided when officer Germany ran and jumped into the air with a flying knee and took him down. Another officer then kicked McGee in his face.

Ladarius and I made it safely inside our cells, even though, officers wanted to demonstrate on us, but for a female officer told them that we had nothing to do with it. We came together and immediately grieve the whole ordeal and asked that no retaliation be taken upon us and also ask to be transferred.

The individuals: Aaron Graylor, Allen Hudson #1000330320 and Tyrone McGee #1243099 have not been heard from since that day February 25th 2016, even though we asked about them through orderlies who work in the tier I and tier II details. I will continue to seek them out, because right after this I was placed in the kitchen for my detail. Once we are off of lockdown I’m back on my search.

As for the conditions: we haven’t had any recreation except one gym call on March 4th. Out of 6 showers only three work. The kitchen is pretty clean except for the trayroom where I work; there’s mold, the dishwasher is in total collapse, the floor drains do not work, their stopped up. Their are also rats everywhere in the back of the kitchen.

This place also practice a no-touch torture called “sleep deprivation”. We are awakened at 5 a.m. and pulled out of our cells to stand by for breakfast. Once we go to breakfast we’re kept out until after 8:00 count. Then we are given several minutes to get our rooms ready for inspection and held out until lunch. Then after lunch we must wait to after 12:00 count. Then we can go in cells until 3 p.m. for dinner, we must come out again and then we have 4 p.m. count. Now we have until 9 p.m. count to get some rest. Then we have 9 p.m. count. So all day long we have to sit outside our rooms. Some even sleep on the floor beside their doors or in the TV room or the top range where walking is at a minimum. Lockdown is 11:30 p.m. I must admit that being locked down in our dorm is a relief here. This is the only way that we can read, or do work on our cases or write to our family and friends. I also feel safe in my cell. I’ve been to about 12 prisons. I mean not the baddest of the bad, but it’s a pure shame to where a prisoner feels safe being locked down. After I did 34 months., that’s the last thing I want, is to be in my room 24 hours a day. But it is what it is until better days arise.

I’m honored to share with you the ins and outs of Hays State Prison, I’m pretty sure there’s plenty more to uncover about this place. Remember we haven’t been here 30 days yet. SMH?? So stay tuned!!

Respectfully,

Willie Coe #1122706
AKA
King Coe the Righteous