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If There’s Anybody Out There Please Help Us

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

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

 

The Pancea

The Pancea

Pancea means “universal remedy”; and “universal” means “all” and “remedy” means to make good; A treatment, like medicine, is for sickness; It is a solution to problems.

The biggest problem is us; and I will especially explain to you brothers and sisters (folks) exactly what I mean while in the process of providing this pancea. We are not thinking as a nation or as folks who want to conquer and achieve. We have been moving; speaking and thinking with our emotions instead of our brains.

Atlanta Anarchist Black Cross Group (AABCG) is showing us that they are willing to be used in any righteous and logical way; and we must thank them for all that they have sacrificed to support our struggle. Now is the time to realize that we have been driven on a circle shaped line; going around and around expecting to find a different line or solution. That is insane to continue to touch fire and expect it not to burn you when that is what it will continue doing; until you accept that fire cannot be touched without being burnt. The oppressors are laughing at us, because they are sitting on our backs with a dream tied to the end of a sick; holding it out in front of us to chase like a donkey would for a carrot that he will never bite until he realizes the trick and gets paid first; before moving.

We have 4 years to fight with a stupidity tacit that will lead us back to blaming each other; or we can take a year or two to build a proper and more powerful movement. We need to donate stamps and funds to the AABCG; because it costs money to run a powerful nation and to send out postages or updates etc through mail.

We need to have everyone that‘s with the lay down movement to sign up and provide full government name- state of incarceration and facility- we need your current time left to serve- contact info incase of emergency.

The AABCG will document your info as a member- your goal is to recruit more and more members. Lets say that your facility holds 1,200 and we have 700 or better who are members that are ready to lay down. If we can get great #’s especially detail workers to lay down world wide- how the September 9th 2016 Lay Down was supposed to have been- that will assure us we are completely unified and have power. No one can say they didn’t know because a secret coded word will be established to go inside of the monthly insight article letting it be know “directly”.

Lets give membership #’s- in a order like you’re #1- I’m #2- she’s #3, etc, in every state. All Alabama stamps and funds are to assist their state only; the same for any other state. To give more support and motivation- how about every one gives at least $20 every 2 months and the money gets divided into 3 equal or 2 equal ways. One of the 3 or 1/2 of the money will go to AABCA support treasure for your state and the other 1/2 or 2 equal stacks goes to #1 and #2- or just #1 and in the next 2 months it goes the same way except #1 or #2 will not be the receiver; it would be on #3 or #4 and this will continue to move on.

This means those who do not pay cannot receive until everyone who has participated is rewarded and that will be on a separate count sheet. AABCA will have to make a finance status section in the article that will allow members to know whats in the treasury and to know who paid or not; so everyone will know its no bull shit going down. When printing AABCA- you have to put Georgia info in Georgia articles only- and the same for the other states. If its 50 folks signed up and you are #50 that wouldn’t be fair to you to have done gave out all of that money to receive that less back and for you in #1 spot its not fair for you to receive that much money and still have to pay more out. The solution is we must work together and build the right force, which will take dedication and sacrifices. Lets get serious!

Troubl-G at Valdosta

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

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 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

We need to unify: Thoughts on uprising from the inside

my name is Jamaall Pridgett, I am a brother of [an anarchist prisoner who corresponds with ABC]. I was surprised to know that there is someone who is willing to support the struggle against the government. Race is not the topic, because we the peoples of all races are being victimize within this war. I have a lot to say to you and those of society and in confinement as for my point of view of a solution and as a nation. This is the rich vs the poor, Power vs Powerful, and as I see, we’re not saying enough, so we’re not saying what must be and needed to be said. We for once need to build a net work that would bring all races together, we need to unify the nation. Wouldn’t it be justice if we could have a direct connection to the president? I say that because even an anarchy need 2 utilize these numbers, by becoming aware that we are a imperial democracy of element and by having a elective representative, this also goes for the other rebelling. Wouldn’t it be justice if we could have a direct connection to the president? Someone deligated and diligent for us all as a functional and form of an unified nation of citizens. We can demand lives for lives, being that the government have no other solution but for us to forgive and move on, when they have tooken Innocence lives, so what about us guys in here lockdown that took lives or a life when we were younger, can we brothers of all race be somehow forgiving and emancipated to reunite with our family in society. What about these 15, 20 and 30 years people have done, don’t they need a second chance, regardless of the sin that was committed. I mean who hands haven’t been dirty of sins? We foreseen this war because while the racism was going on and we were fighting each other. Think about it! We were fighting each other, so the ones watching the fight are acting as their concern and peacemakers, but their motives are to keep us traumatized, profound emotional shock, confused, off-balance, blind to the fact etc. Now that we were overcoming that racism syndrome, our enemies have played a trump card, and if we fail to realize that were to unify as one body then we’re simply running on a treadmill, while they’re on an escalator moving forward and leaving us right where we started. We turned a blind eye before until it came kicking our doors in, killing our family in their communities, oppressing us any and every way they seen possible. Now we’re slowly turning another eye out of emotions away from the facts. All that will come about this is hate, not Justice, not peace, no equality, not Freedom etc unless we THINK AHEAD and start applying within for the preparation of a semi longevity war. Don’t get it twisted, any stand is better than no stand, we are standing strong now, so let’s move together as a force and nation of citizens, let’s step into their lives, business and war zone, let’s kick some ass’s or die trying to get our respect back and freedom and justice, let’s run this country, let’s run this new and improved machine. God made man, man made or makes the government! As we answer to God/universe etc to your belief, the government answer to us! We can destroy this system from the inside and out.

If we’re expected to let go, forget, forgive and turn the blind eye to the officers that have been killing, assaulting etc to us and or someone we have concerned for. In return we expect the government to allow us to build and govern our own communities, attend to our needs and to respect our democracy. As we know, we cannot just say let the lifers go, we have to let them know that it’s only one life to live and that we deserve the chance to be out in society as well, what makes the cops different from us, murder is murder except that we’ve been punished and have learned to not harm anymore, but is that safe to say for the state side, and regardless of our so call prison rap sheet, it’s best to not judge a book by its cover and to ask questions from reliable sources before assuming out of fictitious and emotions of why were still violent. We have to be more creative with our demands and politics. We can’t just say give us our surviving warriors, give us our back bones, give us our muscles. Give us the rest of our body, give us our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, lovers and friends, or give us back Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Chuy, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Natasha McKenna, Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd and so many other Browns, Blacks, weights etc that have been brutal murdered by the cops, we can’t just say give us our money and rights over self. If all fails us, our trump card is the youth and the elders do need to be supportive, but encouraging youth to attend and devote themselves towards the function of the rising nation of citizens. At these functions, we have to let it be known that by all means unless for the cause of the rising nation they’re not to enter the prison system of any acts against our own. This must not be said once or only on special occasions, but at all times stress this, enforce this etc.

If the falling soldiers don’t make it out, at least it will decrease the economics for them and increase the capital for us. The oppressors must be suppressed, keep doing what you all have been doing night and day and day and night. Live for this war!! Once the leaders in here lead the way to suppress, the rest will follow, the same for society. Leading by example is everything, if we can unify and discipline ourselves, we’re on the road to conquer and self-government if we stand as a democracy.

Remember that this machine we’re up against have order, structure, unity and oaths or agreements. They have guns, technology, information, knowledge, wisdom and understanding. They’re all playing their positions and utilizing their potentials while we’re not, so it’s safe to say by them the humans that some of them are are our own flesh and blood and that’s the hardest strategy they have yet came about, so let’s really strategize back against me informants. The body needs to work together all the way around, let’s not focus on the old roads, or their roads, let’s make New Roads, let’s innovate, let’s protest, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, decimal of the solution. My name is Jamaall Pridgett, GDC #1000378675 Valdosta State Prison, PO Box 36, Valdosta Georgia, 31603.

Feel free to reach me, I’m all about elevating, evolving, growing & developing, helping all of you findself, or purpose and to overstand that this Revolutionary War of US citizens versus our government. JUST-ICE = COLD WORLD peace. Don’t judge the flaw of my view, it’s fair to others and helpful to us all.

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

Unrest on the rise in Alabama prisons

Alabama prisons are some of the most abusive and overcrowded in the country, with some prisons having twice as many inmates as they are designed to hold. They are also extremely understaffed, a situation that is creating a crisis for authorities.  Alabama has a 1 to 11 inmate to guard ratio, compared to 1 to 6 in surrounding states.[1] St. Clair Prison has 281 security positions budgeted for but only 196 employed, and 60% of officers leave within their first five years.[2] It was locked down at least five times due to violent incidents in 2015.[2]

Fifty-one percent of Alabama’s inmate population is serving time for nonviolent property and drug offenses.[1] But the harsh conditions and brutality they have been enduring have created conditions that are perfect for the eruption of violence in prisons throughout the state. Prisoners have become more and more bold in resisting.

Nearby resistance
April 2015: Georgia State Prison.  At least four prisoners in the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville go on  hunger strike, demanding an end to the Tier Program, a system used to  withhold privileges from prisoners.  This comes after a 2012 hunger strike for better conditions, which itself followed the well-known statewide coordinated 2010 strike.[10] The 2010 work stoppage was part of what inspired prisoners to form the Free Alabama Movement, a statewide group to end abuse and slavelike conditions in prison labor.[11]

Recent Resistance in Alamaba
April  2011: Holman Prison. Inmates take control of a dorm, forcing  supervisors to order officers out of the dorm, and hold it for several  hours.  CERT team officers retook control, causing reportedly minor  injuries to inmates.[3]

January 2012: Lieber Prison.  Prisoners riot, stealing guards’ keys and breaking windows, pulling down lights out of the ceilings, breaking sprinkler heads, and using table legs as clubs.  No inmates were injured.[4]

January 2014: St. Clair Prison. Members of the Free Alabama Movement stage a prison-wide work stoppage over pay and court conditions.  1,100 of the 1,300 prisoners participated in the protest.[5] In related strikes, three Alabama facilities were shut down for weeks.[12]

June 2014: The Southern Poverty Law Center files a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections in June, alleging the inmate health care system is inadequate and unconstitutional.[8]

September 2014: St Clair Prison and Fountain Correctional Facility. Two physicians previously barred from practicing medicine in Alabama have returned to work. Their charges were having s­­­exual contact with patients, exchanging painkillers for sex, and impersonating another doctor to fill a phony prescription.[8]

January 2015: Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.  Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas resigns after a federal investigation into sexual abuse of inmates by guards.

March 2015: Ten Alabama wardens are moved to other prisons after lawsuits and complaints of violence and poor conditions.

April 2015: St Clair Prison. A violent outbreak between guards and prisoners sends one officer and 15 inmates to medical treatment.  Prisoners weilded handmade weapons including broom handles and locks tied to belts.[6]

September 2015: Donaldson Correctional Facility. After days of lockdown and other unusual restrictions on their movement, inmates occupy the dining hall before taking over the common area of the dormitory and refusing to lock down. Guards get reinforcements and brutally beat handcuffed inmates.

October 2015: St Clair Prison. Guards discover at least two handguns.  The prison is put on lockdown by a riot squad known for its brutality.

November 2015: G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility.  A riot breaks out, for reasons that are unknown but rumored to be racial.[7]

November 2015: St. Clair Prison. An inmate allegedly stabs a guard after the guard slapped him in the face. This is the latest in a series of beatings and stabbings of guards by prisoners since June.[7]

References
1. http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/2/3/2158244012460695
2. http://abc3340.com/news/local/guards-outnumbered-at-st-clair-correctional-facility
3. http://www.northescambia.com/2011/04/inmates-take-dorm-at-holman-prison-facility-now-under-control
4. http://www.live5news.com/story/17036917/special-report-behind-the-scenes-of-the-lieber-prison-riot
5. https://www.rt.com/usa/alabama-prisoners-inmates-slave-empire-520/
6. http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2015/04/17/officer-assaulted-inmates-injured-st-clair-prison/25956437/
7. https://anarchylive.noblogs.org/post/2015/11/13/riots-and-resistance-in-alabama-prisons/
8. http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/breaking_the_oath_alabama_pris.html
9. https://antistatestl.noblogs.org/post/2015/10/28/an-account-of-the-recent-rebellion-at-donaldson-correctional-facitlity-in-bessemer-alabama/
10. https://prisonbooks.info/2015/04/20/anarchist-resistance-in-georgia-prisons-continues/GSP  https://prisonbooks.info/2015/04/20/anarchist-resistance-in-georgia-prisons-continues/
11. http://www.hamptoninstitution.org/FAM-interview.html
12. http://news.infoshop.org/prisons/anarchist-perspective-prisoner-movements