Category Archives: Tier Program

100 Degree’s–Two men / single occupancy Cell

By Kelevin Stevenson
#570391

Well it comes as no surprise that Georgia state prison’s administrators would actually place a kkkorretions officer, who has been put under investigation and put on suspension for an unprovoked attack he commited on a prisoner earlier this year, on the Kkkorrections emergency response team. It is clear from this action that Warden Stanky Williams is incompetent and should be removed from holding any position of authority. I have witnessed just a few days ago, this same unprofessional Kkorection officer attempting to man-handle prisoner while the prisoner was in restraints and the supervising officer stepping into the situation and reminding said Kkkorrection officer. “He was wearing a body-camera and that there were cameras alll through the prison dorms.” at which time the sargent of the Kkkorection emergency response team took control of prisoner and sent his subordinate to do something else. The Kkkorrection officer feels that he is untouchable due to Warden Williams condoning even promoting this unlawful behavior. Yet the moment a prisoner take the necessary step to defend himself, he is charged with a felony and taken before a Kangaroo court and given more prison time to serve for doing what is his god given right to do and this is to protect himself from any type of abuse. Warden Williams seems to forget in his feeble mindess that not all prisoners are ignorant or illiterate to the law or that these are prisoners who have family on the outside that truly care and will take the necessary steps to expose and demand justice for their family members. History has never failed to show, that a tom-fool bootlicking Negroe will do any and everything he or she can, to please his slavemaster. The first thing he is always does is find a way, a new way to torture and maim the ones already oppressed in order to make himself seem / or feel as if he is better then these oppressed. Prime example of a negro that has sold his soul for a pat on the back from the plantation owner is a negro willing to place two men in a single occupancy cell with a toilet, that can only be flushed from outside the cell, a Negro that has two men housed in a cell with inadequate ventilation / air circulation with cell temperatures that avergae 90 and at time exceed 100 degrees and no steps have been taken to correct these living conditions. A negro that allows humans to be deliberately denied a properly prepared, nutritious food tray, with all the allotted food items and the federally mandated food portion sizes. Thus a Negro with a Adolf Hitlers mindstate, who sole intent and purpose is to deliberately malnourish humans, as one means to break a man’s mind and spiritually. First attacking and destroying the physical body in order to force compliance from these being tortured here in Amerikkka’s Prison / slave system. Yet it is stated for the record like a broken record that the tier program is not a punishment measure, but Ga. Dept. Of Kkkorrection actions and the actions of is supervisory are to be deemed anything but draconian in nature and in its forceful application. As a result society as a whole is robbed and victimized by effects of oppression points incarcerated citizens, thus contradicting and defeating the so called ideals of a modern day free society. How can a true free society exist, when its citizens are being tortured under the guise of public safety? How can this be a free society when the ones sworn to uphold the law break the law everyday and are more Kkriminal then the ones that are imprisoned? The reality of the matter is that state of KKKonfederacy is still operated and grounded in the ideals and principles of the old slave south and its Kkkonfederite polities. So here at Ga. State prison, its just Negros doing what negroes where manufactured to do, and that is be the best slave they can be. Yet let me tell it, nothing is wrong with that, and so as the world turns negros are bred and born, and the creations stand in awe at how slaves continue to exist. And Society as a whole can only shake its head and reap what it has sown. Well this was / is another from Ga’s Torture chamber.

Criminals in Blue Uniforms

Your criminal mind derives from past anguish and manipulative orders.  Hearts of pain and vendetta against present individuals who remind you of past opposition and betrayers.  So much anger and so little understanding causes you to make uncalculated decision.  Your spirit is entrapped within this institution of madness, staring everyone down with an evil eye.  Maliciously you complete your task of abuse set by the atrocious tyrant that lays down your orders.  Kindness is the nemesis of the oppressive administrator of law.  Your heart begins to rot off the understanding of no one’s perfect.  Your envious thoughts are displayed through your malpractices of ill deeds.  Your judgements of those you were assigned to protect, serve, and/or oversee are void for your mind is no different from ours.  You break the law of basic human respect for others as well as yourselves.  Your morals and principals causes many of you to dislike yourself.  Reluctantly, you cooperate with those who dislike your existence but love your servitude for a little of nothing.  You flaunt your delusional authority and unison amongst the system of thieves.  Nevertheless, when one of you chooses to stand on the true code of righteousness, you’re considered an outcast and the plot to eliminate you is instantly devised.  This system of abuse, extortion, capitalism, and institutional genocide refuses to live by its written ethics of rehabilitation and correction.  As the bible says in Proverbs Chapter 12:15: The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.  We are considered denizens (dead citizens) due to our past illegitimacy.  Hence, you display similar actions daily, violating our constitutional and basic human rights.  From the religious view you are Lucifer’s minions and from the legal aspect you are just criminals in blue uniforms.

A spoken word from a fellow prisoner of a war held captive behind enemy lines
LaDarius Colbert
A.K.A. Comrade Seer

Tier Memoir

Draconion would appear to be the perfect word to describe the conditions we, as Tier II (2) program inmates, suffer within the walls of the Georgia State prison facility.  Yet, if one was to apply reason, it may look more like an understatement.  We have been forced physically and mentally to withstand the barbaric nature of our confinement which does nothing outside of dissuading some from fighting against its oppressive grasp.  The toilet buttons have been stripped away from inside the cells and placed without, leaving it up to an officer’s discretion whether or not to relieve an inmate’s cell of the feces that sits in the toilet and reeks within the atmosphere of the “two man cell”.  Medical fails at providing the adequate healthcare services.  Mental health treatment is futile.  This is more than obvious when considering the facilities suicide and sucide attempt rate.  Constantly, all means of “accessing the courts” or law library is being denied, leaving a majority of inmates defenseless in righting the wrongs and correcting the errors of the system.  This causes a chilling effect to spread at a high level and only cushions the massive incaceration rate of the State of Georgia and the United States.  Pepper spray is used to answer “irritating” statements and questions by inmates, who wish to bring these every day injustices that occur to the administration’s attention.  Sanitation is the poorest, very evident according to documentations of scabies and staph infectious break outs within this facility.  Severance from the outside world is being practiced by prohibiting inmates from viewing any form of outside news, and sometimes prohibited from corresponding with family and others.  Assaults on inmates by officers happen regularly for unprovoked and minor reasons.  Violent actions deter individuals away from seeking the appropriate help so that the transgressions may be remedied.  By this inmates become more prone to violence, which leads them to perform these very same actions in an environment that’s already hostile enough as it is.  The violations stated above are being executed on a daily basis by the administration and factility personel et. al at the G.S.P. facility – and these are definitely not all.

The Tier II program has been implemented and used as a cure to heal the wound, the Georgia Department of Corrections and its facilities have sustained, by way of violence.

Violence that is the end result of the G.D.C. and its facilities administrators’ negligence in matters of security and rehabilitation of inmates.  And taking a look at it from a first person view and personal experience, it possesses no functions that are capable of healing the obvious injury.  Question: How can a cut be mended by applying a band aid with a knife?  This program is operating at the brutal detriment of its occupants.  And will continue to function as such if the GDC proceeds in upholding its hereditary attitude, produced by a system of making and breaking slaves.  It will continue to be an instrument used in the creation of diabolical minded individuals, whose normality is being inhibited and repressed to such an extent that the individual begins to take on the characteristics of the only thing they are allowed to come to terms with: “Chaos” if the GDC fails at destroying this program at once.

The 13th amendment of the US Constitution states that “slavery” is legal and lawful as a punishment for a crime, even though its overall functions are to degrade, deprive, and persecute discriminately.  This formal, modern-day slavery renders an individual civilly dead once he steps foot inside the states necropolis.

The 1865 constitutional conventioners either perfectly understood who’d be the sole subjects of such a mandate, or found a “way” to misunderstand the actual meaning of the term slavery.  I find the latter quite hard to accept, seeing as how some of these same delegates in the north were the same ones to support Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation”.  Basically, it never ended, just became more “modified” for the public’s acceptance.

Slavery, regardless of the time and place, was designed to supplant the natural mind state of a person, with that of one inferior and incapable of acknowledging its inalienable rights by “God” and the state.  it servers the one, subjected to its control, an overwhelming amount of duties, transgressions, and activities that nonetheless keeps the individual delusionized.  His state of mind, due to the operations of this mechanism, is misled and manipulated into believing that he possesses no such thing as a Right and that he must suffer, whole heartedly, anything this imperial entity dictates as a necessity.  Confusion quote naturally overcomes him.  He sees some who do not undergo the same circumstances of life as he does and then sees the others who are exactly in line with his current situation.  The line which seperates superior from inferior has been drawn.  The acceptable and unacceptable are distinguished.  His class is determined via his ethnicity.  The inclination within him to revolt against such happenings of injustice, is repressed by both the superior and the inferior groups.  Machination of the superior equips him with the mentality to cope and agree with any and all actions by the elite.  No matter if its from the better or worst.  Passiveness and acceptance by the inferior, en masse, does nothing but encourages the participation of the present agenda, set out by the superior.  Therefore, influenceing him to suppress his feelings of striking out, in some from, against the mischief.  This suppression causes a staleness of intellect, leaving the individual to maneuver as a automation, void of morale.  Determining what’s right and wrong becomes inexistent, unless it has been previously decided by the ones in power.  He has already been stripped of his identity and rationale, and yet he continues to be oppressed and pushed further from the province of being recognized as a human being.  And these concentrations camps/prison facilities/necropolises are guaranteeing nothing other than the implementation of what’s been stated.

Some may debate that “this” isn’t actual slavery, or a slavery operation, yet when one takes a look at one of the definition we can clearly see why it fits the designation of one.

Slavery (n): Submission to a dominating influence.

Mind you, slavery doesn’t consist of one form and does not exist in one set period in time.  It’s like everything else. it evolves to suit the present or modern times.  In understanding this, we can comprehend why W.E.B. Dubios made the following statement in 1946 “you must remember that this attitude is hereditary from slavery and that it has been deliberately cultivated every since the emancipation”.

Reality has kicked in and survival has placed in some that diabolical mindset to destroy and destruct, because it encountered occurrences which makes its presence necessary to insure the fulfillment of its term.

However, me personally, feel as though it is a waste of time to initiate actions, caused by this mind state, on or against the same ones suffering the same exact violations.  Chaos could be the answer, but only if executed within this acronymic phrase “Continuous Havoc Against the Oppressive State”.

Us as incarcerated slaves must acknowledge that we are all the same in “their” eyes, regardless of ethnicity, and are on the verge of becoming a victim of the genocide being enacted by those who have no use for those who refuse to adhere to the elite’s agenda.

Ether

Tron Hill #1191485
Georgia State Prison

United We Stand The Machine Will Fall

May 2 2015

By: LaDarius Colbert a.k.a. Comrade Seer

Division is a virus that plagues the vanguards of our community.  In the Pinn the officers and administrators of oppression despise the righteous movement we are striving to build.  The U.N.A.T.M. (United Nations Against the Machine) is the commencement of peace between the many nations of knowledge, protection, and revolution.  Nations that were formed for various progressive and positive purposes.  The time is now for the generations of our time to stand as guerillas and utilize our militia training learned from the designed terrain of death and poverty for the minority to nearly die in before seeing success.  No longer will we let the injustice system lynch us or our loved ones in their files of Peonage.  The Amerikka injustice system can be described with one word – Murderous.  Hidden behind the entrance doors of the Belly of the Beast (the hole) you see twenty eight cells filled with victims of dehumanization.  Compelled to live in inhumane living quarters without a way of relief from any distressful circumstances that they are subjected to.  The cell doors are nearly sealed on every angel to prevent the prisoners of war from seeing the light of a propitious fate.  The agitation officers control their physical and mental strenth causing the weary victim the succumb to their barbarian instincts.  Scare tactic #1 or their way of “controlling the uncontrollable” is threatening to – or actually – falsifying bad reports on the prisoners’ door sheets.  This will then either send the prisoner to a higher level tier, or set them back to phase one on tier II or III which means at least another agonizing nine months in the torture chamber.  The environment alone is depressing as the dorm and cells may go unsanitized for three months at a time.  The light switch and toilet flush buttons are outside the cells, causing some of the prisoners to hold their waste until someone approaches their cell.  Officers are obliged to do their dorm rounds every fifteen to thirty minutes, yet most officers are deficient when it comes to performing this simple task.  The rebellious, doubtful and ignorant state concerning their self identity developed from this condition of disparagement and maltreatment.

Every day you are reminded that you have no rights.  And as a convict your life is only gratified because of your servitude for the machine.  The hired lackeys are blinded by temporary/delusional protection, authority and privileges that the establishers of the Venal system contain.  Nevertheless, their lives aren’t excluded from the detrimental affects of the Nationwide Institutional Genocide.  Our sisters/Queens are being subjected to secondary opportunities and all forms of rape.  Cursed for their existence, mentally degraded and sometimes physically/verbally subjected to frequent acts of sexual harassment/abuse by their co-workers and/or those they are assigned to oversee.  A child mind being introduced to a man’s world harmed by the empirical experiences of malicious malpractices and self-deprecation.  The blind lackey follows the orders of repression “under the color of law” causing their mind to believe their illegitimate duties are a form of legal punishment.  The final result from this habitual cycle of life is the reformity of a new oppressor.  Spiritually they suffer internal conviction built from their conscious anger.  Compromising with the enemy odious ways that oppose your humanitarian spirit.  Socially we are prohibited to build with a blind lackey and/or each other on a conscious level.  Prime example: my endeavors to reach the righteous ears of the people in society to bring understanding, unity and power to our striggle against the machine, to me it’s the action of a righteous mutineer but the system will label it as an action of treason committed against the United States Corporation.  Some comrades have chosen to finalize their destiny with suicidal death rather than live another day in repression.  Confused from frequent visions of their predicament worsening hope is rarely believed to exist.  Hostility builds in the cell of two making the environment more uncomfortable.  Institutional paranoia develops as the days of sleep lengthens.  Their sleep is deprived by the intentional slamming of the cell windows flaps or the shining high beam light in their face during each count after lockdown.  Your nerves are wrecking and your paranoia causes you to look at everyone as your enemy.  Sanity is losing its grip as your reality becomes harsher by the minute.  Your photos of happiness and future recognition of your life ahead is confiscated along with your letters of encouragement.  Causing the distorted mind of pain to focus on degressive directions.  Their tenacious drive is being fueled by a blood flow of vengance, hatred and rage towards anyone, but mainly towards the baffled minds who are naive to their struggle and only see the trouble.  These reactions of outlashes give the oppressor reason to further their experiment on the disturbed mind with their devastating drugs of slow casualty also known as Mental Health meds.  Meds that increase your paranoia state and decrease your comprehension and logical thinking abilities. Prozac, effexes, Respodal, and the most deadly the Hound Dog.  There are many more but these are the most common used at this institution.  These drugs have side effects that range from total memory loss to disfunctional or impulsive limb movement.  Sometimes the victim goes into a temporary stage of being paralyzed until given another hazardous drug like benadryl to relax the uncontrolling tense muscle.  Medical care is poor as P.PS prescribe the wrong meds for the prisoners’ medical issue or wait until the last minute to attend to their complaint.  In population we’re served meals that are cold, sometimes spoiled and always under the Georgia Prison Meal Calorie Quota which is 2800 for regular dietary.  We have made many attempts to grieve this maladministration and maltreatment on both general levels and to the higher authority but we have yet to receive hardly any rectification.  Majority of my peers and conscious lackeys fear to stand against this injustice due to their knowledge of physical or financial reprisal.  Most victims of this psychological torment snaps and physically transgress against the paper tiger army of empowerment placing himself in a lose, lose situation.  Facing severe consequences such as catching more time, being brutally beaten and then hidden deep withing the Belly of the Beast for an extensive time.  If this cycle of ignorance and discommoding doesn’t end the process of correction and rehabilitation will never begin.  With the numbers of blind and sleeping guerillas growing and conscious martyrs diminishing the battle behind enemy lines will continue to be in their favor.  This brief description of your typical day at Reidsville isn’t for attention but to raise awareness and expose the ulterior motive behind Amerikkka’s industrial system of concentration plantations – capital, control, and coercion of the underprivileged denizens of Amerikkka.  I will admit before my process of self intunement and refinement I indulged in a lot of “barbarian” acts.  This was done for relief (momentarily), attention and used as an anger outlet.  I am speaking from a victim and witness point of view.  Watching my fellow comrades and striving strugglers who work for the machine demoralize themselves just to survive and see another day has pushed by sword through the necks of my internal worries of a future lost by being a demagoger.  I am jeopardizing my change of obtaining early release from a granted new trial that is currently pending for a decision.  I am jeopardizing my privileges to be in general population and having access to helpful sources that will be lost if placed in solitary confinement.  I am jeopardizing my mere life for even walking as a peoples’ guerilla striving to obtain true justice by all means necessary.  From the courts to the Pinn we, the common strugglers, must come as one no matter the race, religion, profession, or belief and resist against our common adversary.  Peace and true justice will no longer be an inspiring saying – it will be our life!  Stand for what is right and fight!

Power to the prisoners of war behind
enemy lines, the conscious strugglers
who work for the machine just to survive
and the wisewomen and men who brought
the light to my eyes.  Today we must unite
and fight if we want to see the atrocious
Machine fall!

Peace and Respect to all
Comrade Seer

Tier Program grievance: inmates cannot flush their toilets

Travis King Grievance that has yet to be answered and/or processed

On 04/01/2015 while being housed in G-1 cell #19 a locked down dormitory my cellmate and myself was moved to G-2 #22 also a locked down dormitory.  When I entered the cell, I notice that the toilet flushing system had been altered so that the toilet could not be flushed from inside the cell but only from a button on the wall outside the cell.  I asked the Sgt. who moved us Sgt. Kirkland why I was being placed in to such a cell when I had done no wrong.  He explained that all cells in the lock down would be altered the same way and that the dormitory officer will flush our toilet for now on.

It has been held by the courts that “Even in extreme situations denial of ‘normal’ toilet facilities, the failure to allow the ‘prisoner’ promptly to dispose of his/her wastes violates the Eighth Amendment”.

Resolution Requested: There has been no written policy or memorandum at this prison that has been giving to the dormitory officers that mandates them to flush our toilets at any set time frame or that they have to flush them at all.  There are also times when the officers are required to perform tasks that will demand their time such as serving trays, count time, cell clean up, inmate escort, etc.  Therefore waste will have to sit in our toilets until the floor officer is done.  Because there are no covers or lids on these toilets, it allows flying bugs and insects to nest inside creating a breeding area.  Making it impossible to eat our food or sleep when flying insects leave our toilet and land on our floor and onto our face and body.  There’s also times that I have to use the toilet on top of the waste that my cellmate has left, making our cell a modern day “outhouse” in which we have to live, locked down in 24 a day.

Because this is without question a serious form of cruel and unusual punishment, it’s my request that I simply be placed back into a cell I can “promptly dispose of my waste”.

Tier Program inmate exposes abuses from the inside

To: Brother Seer

From: Brother Grip G, Quindarrius Duffre

Dearly beloved bretheren,
Today is Nov 25 2014 @ G.S.P. Nothing has changed. I write you once again, enlightening you concerning my current living, health, and this corrupt Tier II program that has been instituted. The atrocities and inhumane acts are innumerable.

The Tier program started July 2, 2014 @ G.S.P., which is a medium security prison that houses closed security inmates on special management unit (SMU). The Tier II program originally only had 3 phases Now in the middle of the program they have instituted another phase in which another 3 months have been added. Each phase consists of 90 days, in which a 90 day review will be conducted to see if the inmate qualifies to be raised to a higher phase, remain on the same phase, or dropped to a lower phase of the Tier II program. The classification committee then bases their judgement according to every inmate’s performance sheet. Throughout the 90 days dormitory officers write and sign daily in these charts, also medical staff and mental health counselors.

This is a great format. The only problem is, if any inmate in particular yells on the floor, beats on the door, or use profane language towards an officer, the officer may not know his exact identity or location, so he or she writes the outburst in the inmate’s performance sheets that were in the vicinity of the infraction, which tracks all inmates behavior. Thus causing innocent inmantes charts to deem negative behavior. One infraction can cause you to remain on your current phase or dropped lower, depending on the severity “according” to their judgement.

Every inmate is given an appeal form after his 90 day review. You are judged based on your performance sheet. In some cases rendering you of winning an appeal. Example: In my performance sheet I had flooding and paper in my window written in my chart. I turned in my appeal and this was my rebuttal – I have not received any disciplinary report for either of these allegations. My cellmate attests to his disruptive behavior of flooding the cell and having paper in the window. My appeal was denied and the warden, who all appeals go to, concurred with the classification committee that I be reassigned to Tier II Phase 1. These infractions are invalid and can’t be proved! Also there is no other level of appealing once the warden has his or her final say so. Question: why would he or she disagree with his classification committee? They are all co-workers.

The Tier II program also boasts social, mental, psychological and educational classes. These classes are to prep you for general population and enhance your social skills. Each week of your current phase you are supposed to recieve a pamphlet on different topics. Truthfully out of 24 weeks on Phase II, I recieved one pamphlet for week 24. It’s a facade to make the Tier director, commissioner, etc. think they are implementing the policies of the Tier II program. The counselor pulled me and 3 other inmates out of our cells to hold a class in dormatory. The counselor said, after we were placed in to holding pens, “Just fill this paper work out I’m handing you inside of these compisition books I’m also giving you guys. You can write anything in them just as long as I have something to turn in. Alright!” we were then placed back into our cells. How is this program really designed to help us? They say that this program is not used to discipline us, then what is the true purpose? What is the mission?

IT IS A COVER UP FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE

Daily we are locked down 24 hours a day we only receive 2 days out a week for recreation an hour a piece for the last 5 months. It’s SOP policy that we receive 5 hours per week. We can not receive books from the library on phase I or II, so we’re not mentally able to set our minds free, that’s “mentally”. As I stated about recreation above, that’s “physically” we can’t receive pictures on phase I or II that’s a form emotionally. All spiritual books, besides one bible or koran, are not allowed and if you did not have either on your initial date entering the program, you will not receive one, that’s spiritually. Correctional officers make loud noise in the early AM hours doing count, intentionally slamming the window sliders. if you question their authority, they threaten to write in your performance sheet. Every meal, day in and day out, they slam food ports while serving trays deliberately antagonizing and irritating us. They are constantly exercising and flaunting their power dynamic. I’ve recently studied that sound is a well known tactic in both psychological warfare and torture.

The Tier program is designed for only 2 purposes that I can see based on my participation within it and that is psychological torture and sensory deprivation. Solitary confinement without mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally help from the various entities I addressed earlier, deprives you from all your godly senses that he has given unto mankind. This is heavily in contrast with the Tier program. Crippling us to be anti-social, anti-depressed, mental health and sometimes in poor health conditions due to stress which has taken on the form of physical pain i.e. migranes or headaches. This evolves into depravity, as a result of little necessities and all common privileges taken away. This consequently makes a person become morally corrupt. They actually wonder why we are so angry, aggressive, rebellious and unruly. The administration and all parties involved are basically trying to shape and form us into repeat offenders! In majority of the individual cases it’s working. Recently we had a brother commit suicide to free his self from this program. These issues need to be addressed.

Living and health conditions. Cell clean out is ran maybe once a week. Which the officer only pours mix chemicals on a rag, that’s it. No broom, mop or scrub brush. Daily we are fed through a rusty and unsanitary tray box. Laundry is ran once a week, even though they take it up 3 times a week. We have received laundry back numerous times without it being washed. We ask for more clothing and receive the same reply, we’re short on material. Brother Seer I need you to get our hardship out to the media. I love you, brother. – Grip

Cooperative Prisoner, belligerently beaten by officer

On any particular day in prison, you would think one would presume himself safe being housed in solitary confinement. On the day of May 24, 2015 at approximately 11:15, the cert officers claimed to be giving a random shakedown. They came to cell 22, where inmate Marko Burton and Frederick Robinson was housed. Officer Thurman the spokes person for the crew, order them to strip one by one. As being used to shakedowns both inmates stripped and were handcuffed as as instructed by officers. While inmate Robinson was being handcuffed, inmate Burton trips over a shoe of his (which is on the floor of the room) and falls off the bed. At that time lent Thruman yells to security to open door. Once door is open lent Thurman runs in, grabs inmate Burton by the arm to lift him off bed, asks “where is it” punches inmate Burton in the groin, then states “Nigga I’ll kill you”.

Grabs inmate Burton by the head, shoots him two knee shots to the face, and finally takes his head and rams it into the locker box, where his front tooth is chopped in 1/2.

Now this is supposed to be a rando shakedown? Where’s the camera? Where is the protection that is supposed to be bestowed to inmate Burton by the administration? Who is going to protect the prisoner from the admin who solely acts as a gang?

To be callously beaten by Cn officers, and not one cert member stopped officer Thruman as he profusely pounded on inmate Burton! After the shakedown and brutal beating, a phone was suspected to be confiscated in a red book on the bottom sunk assigned to Fredirck Robinson but inmate Burton was written up for it, taken to medical where he was laughed and mocked and took back to his cell.

Marko Burton, an inmate at the Ga state prison has written several grievances on the admin at the facility. He has written up warden Robert Toole for retaliation for his grievances and also a sexual assault against Sgt. Jenkins from an incident in which inmate Burton was made to strip outside in an overt area on Oct. 15, 2014. Since then inmate Burton has been locked down 5x without a Disciplinary report.

The 6th time they put Burton in solitary confinement he wasnt even present in his room, where contraband was found and claimed by inmate Fady who was present at the time of the shakedown and admitted to knowing the contraband under the bed of Burton and Robinson.

Yet and still Burton was charged with the contraband and sent to solitary confinement, where he was later placed in the Tier 2 program in the state of Ga. Segregation is overused, misused and abused in the Ga. Prison system. For instances such as Burton, who was just utilizing his constitutional rights by writing grievances under the protection of the first amendment, is now being tortured and compel to inhumane conditions for practicing his rights. Inmate Burton has six months til his temporary parole month, and being in solitary confinement is counter-proactive to the meaning of rehabilitation, and for these being released from prison, I feel an act of condescension, for those who’re prosecuted as Marko Burton thoughout the states, for trying to emasculate the pestilence that is ostensibly within our judicial system.

It is indispensable that this type of corporal punishment must stop. The prudentence of the recidivism rate in America, is at an all time high, for a person to return back to these condition proves a man has a primitive animalistic side to him that operates purely off instinct. As the Nigerian Paoverb Says “The one eyed man is grateful, only when he sees a man who is totally blind”. I leave as i come, as an individual who has awaken from the snake pit of stupidity into the realms of Growth of development.

The Klan has taken off the sheet and put on a uniform and badge: White supremacy in the prison system

On April 27th 2015 GA’s Dept of KKKorrections celebrated KKKonfederate Memorial Day.  I and other prisoners were denied showers and a food tray, in order for some card carrying Klansmen to celebrate the KKKonfederacy and its legacy, which by the way only entails the oppression of people of color!

On April 22nd of every year, Klansmen from all over AmeriKKKa congregate on top of Stone Mountain, in Stone Mountain, Georgia and burn crosses and propagate their twisted views of white superiority and racial hate!  Guess what?  A lot of these sheet wearing idiots are either law enforcement or affiliated with law enforcement or the GA Dept. of KKKorrections.  See the public has been bamboozled to think the Klu Klux Klan and skin head nation are no threat to the masses but in truth they are the ones wearing the badges, sitting on the court bench and prosecuting the poor peoples of color.  It has become a common sight to see a male or female (white) officer, wearing a tattooed swastika or double lightning bolts on them.  It is clear evidence that the Klan has taken off the sheet and put on a uniform and badge.

Pursuant to the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and I quote “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime, whereof – the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”  So slavery still exists through this concession by the Union, to the KKKonfederate south.  So when I and others call GA’s prison system a slave system, we are speaking a truth!  These prison facilities are modern day SLAVESHIPS, stranded in the middle of nowhere.  Token tom-fool-bootlicking negroes are placed in supervisory positions, as were house negroes in the antebellum south.  These Klansmen and negroes invent and implement tactics [Policy and Procedure] that are designed to break a man’s spirit, body, and mind in order to make a docile and submissive slave.  This is being done throughout GA’s Dept. of KKKorrections.  It has been named “The Tier Program/Step Down Program” which stated purpose of positively reintroducing prisoners back into the general population and free society are contrary to its negative actions of deliberately violating prisoners’ so-called Constitutional Rights.

As stated earlier, I and other prisoners were denied showers and food tray in order for GA Dept. of KKKorrections to observe and celebrate a day that honors racial hatred and oppression.  It amazes me how so-called negroes or African Amerikkans [whatever the hell that is] put on blinders and refuse to acknowledge that racial hatred and suppression has never disappeared or was destroyed by the “I Have a Dream” speech.  It has been lying there like a venemous snaKKKe waiting to strike at every given opportunity!  For example GA’s prolonged solitary KKKonfinement Disciplinary Administrative Segregation [Tier Program], which arbitratily places prisoners under prolonged punishment without any form of due process.  A program designed to subject a human to living conditions that are atypical, such as a Nazi KKKoncentration KKKamp, and subject that human to hardships that can and will only cause permanent injury to him/her spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally.  See only a system such as this program can be operated without any conscious thought as to its adverse effects on the individual, due to the fact it’s creators and orchestration possess the mentality and spiritual presence of Adolf Hitler!  It doesn’t matter if the warden is African Amerikkkan [whatever the hell that is] or the creators of the Tier Program [Betty Bailey Bean, Victor Walker, Tim Ward] are negroes, the fact is they have colored skins but a Klansmen mind state.  So the Tier Program is designed to torture the poor black, hispanic, and poor white, each in their own degrees.  So ask yourself, am I human enough to live in this world and turn a blind eye to the inhumane treatment of GA’s imprisoned citizens?  Hell the local pound treats its strays better than the prisoners of the Tier Program!

Respectfully
I am Kelvin J Stevenson #570391
This 28th Days of April 2015
G.S.P. 2164 GA Hwy 147
Reidsville, GA 30499

Anarchist Resistance in Georgia Prisons Continues

At least four prisoners in the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville are on hunger strike. They demand an end to the Tier Program, a system used to grant and withhold privileges from prisoners. To understand why this is significant, here’s some history:

In 2010, thousands of prisoners across Georgia, USA went on strike, refusing to leave their cells or cooperate with the prison in any way. The effort crossed race and gang lines, with normally rival groups working together. They were met with repression and violence, but resistance spilled into more prisons through communication over smuggled phones. It grew into international news.

Unable to contain the situation, prison officials identified the supposed “leaders” of the uprising and transferred them to Jackson State Prison. There they were held under very restrictive conditions – almost no visits, calls, or medical attention.

In 2012, those prisoners in Jackson started a hunger strike in protest of the restrictive conditions. They were fewer than in 2010, but gained attention and ultimately forced prison officials to meet and negotiate with them to improve conditions.

As one might imagine, officials were worried by a prison population that felt it could make demands. So since 2012, they have taken steps to prevent further resistance. Key among these is their use of the Tier Program. It effectively functions as an unaccountable and arbitrary criminal justice system within the prison itself. Prisoners placed on the program are assigned a tier: 1, 2 or 3. The higher the tier, the more restrictive and harsh their conditions are. The prisoner must then obey and cooperate with officials until they decide to move the prisoner to the next lower tier.

Kelvin J. Stevenson, one of the hunger strikers, describes the conditions in Tier 2, “Cells are filthy and infested with insects and mice. Staph and scabies are constantly present and medical staff care less whether we live or die. […] We live 24 hours a day receiving half portion food trays, thus deliberately malnourishing the prisoners into submission. When you look at the prisoners housed here, you can clearly see that all are malnourished!”

Tier 3 is the most restrictive, and effectively amounts to solitary confinement. Kelvin spent time in the Tier 3 Special Management Unit, and calls it torture, intended to “destroy the mental, spiritual, and physical being” of prisoners. Prisoners are known to spend stretches of many months at a time on Tier 3. Recently one man who was soon to be placed on the program committed suicide, and there have been several other attempts just this year.

The Tier Program is ostensibly used to punish those who commit serious violence while in jail, or are involved in organized crime inside. But increasingly, it’s being used to persecute anyone who prison officials fear could promote dissent. Prison officials use the program to punish those they suspect of organizing or sowing discontent. Kelvin, who identifies as an anarchist, writes, “Any prisoner who is a part of an organization with any form of political or religious or cultural background is then arbitrarily validated as a gang member, and this is used to justify his placement in the program.” Hunger striker Travis King writes, “We are kept in the program if we complain. It is of my opinion that I’ll be in this program even longer for this letter but people on the outside must know what we go through behind these walls.”

In 2010, Kelvin was beaten severely with a hammer by guards during the statewide uprising. Five years later, he is risking his health again to highlight the brutally effective system that prisons are using to keep the next spark of rebellion from catching.

Internationally, coordination and solidarity between prisoners is increasing, with illegal phones becoming widespread and activists on the outside circulating information. From Ohio to Athens, it seems more prison resistance is appearing every day. The Reidsville hunger strikers recognize that if these efforts are to spread and grow, systems like the Tier Program must be recognized and destroyed.

Letters and recordings from the hunger strikers can be found at http://atlanta.indymedia.org
They can be written at the following addresses:

Kelvin J. Stevenson #570391
LaDarius Colbert #1000145093
Travis King #1016866

GSP-2164 GA. Hwy 147
Reidsville, GA 30499

Hunger Strike In Protest of Conditions in Georgia Prisons’ Tier Program

A hunger strike has been going on in Georgia State Prison in Reidsville since February 26. Prisoners are protesting inhumane conditions, including beatings and lack of access to sufficient food, sanitation, exercise, and an effective grievance process. Their demand is an end to the state’s Tier Program, a 2013 initiative that created three increasingly restrictive levels of “Administrative Segregation” to deal with prisoners who are deemed a significant threat to security.

Kelvin J Stevenson, a hunger striking prisoner, has been held in solitary confinement for years. After Kelvin participated in the hunger strike in 2010, he was beaten with a claw hammer by guards, for which he pursued a lawsuit. He was subsequently placed in the “Special Management Unit”, a facility outside of the prison in Jackson, GA, which constitutes the third and most restrictive level of the Tier program. He has now been moved to Tier II. Kelvin calls the program “prolonged solitary confinement” and says “the objective is to destroy the mental, spiritual, and physical being” of those housed in it. He argues that the harshness of the conditions amounts to torture.

Kelvin writes, “Cells are filthy and infested with insects and mice. Staph and scabies are constantly present and medical staff care less whether we live or die.” Travis King, also housed in Tier II, says, “We have to live in a two man cell where we have no power or control of our lights or toilets. We have to eat and sleep with our waste in our toilets and our toilets are only flushed at the floor officer’s choosing.”

Prisoners have very little access to the outside. Travis writes, “ Our reck or yard is almost none existing”. Kelvin says, “If it is shower day there will be no outside exercise period,” and he is currently getting no yard time at all. Shawn says that he is allowed two hours of yard time a week–the rest of the time he spends “on lock down”: locked in his cell. Prisoners are assigned to these conditions for a year or more at a time.

Food rations are also insufficient. Kelvin says prisoners “live 24 hours a day receiving half portion food trays, thus deliberately malnourishing the prisoners into submission.” He asserts, “When you look at the prisoners housed here, you can clearly see that all are malnourished!” Another prisoner on Tier II, “Shawn” who asked that his real name not be used, says that he heard Warden Robert Toole tell the prisoners that he was going to help them lose weight (in reference to underfeeding the Tier prisoners). Shawn says that he has seen drastic weight loss in people who enter the Tier Program, such as one man who had weighed about 200 pounds and dropped 70 pounds after being placed on the program. He says he heard a guard say he was glad prisoners were losing so much weight because they would be easier to beat in a fight.

Violence is another serious problem. LaDarius Colbert, housed in the prison’s population and working to support the hunger strike, writes, “Recently one of my brothers was beaten by the Cert [Corrections Emergency Response Team]”. Shawn says that guards stand by and do not interfere when a prisoner attacks another. For example he says they are afraid to intervene when a prisoner is “swirled”–beaten by another prisoner while he is in handcuffs–and Shawn has been swirled himself.

Another complaint is lack of access to an effective grievance process. Kelvin writes that when people file grievances, staff “make sure that they are not processed in order to keep the prison abuses covered up.” Prisoners say that filing grievances draws retaliation from the staff because administrators want “to instill fear in prisoners who would challenge this program”. Kelvin says his room was ransacked and his property seized as backlash for filing grievances. He also says, “Any prisoner that files grievances to complain about the denial of outside exercise periods, cell sanitation, law library access, telephone and visitation access to family, the mice and spider infestation, are targeted by G.D.C. administrators and subjected to assaults by C.E.R.T.”

According to the operating procedures, placement on the Tier Program is supposed to be reserved for prisoners with severe infractions like leadership in riots or trafficking in contraband. However Kelvin writes, “Any prisoner who is apart of an organization with any form of political or religious or cultural background is then arbitrarily validated as a gang member, and this is used to justify his placement in the program.” Also, prisoners repeatedly cite instances of placement being used as a punishment. Kelvin says, “According to G.D.C. S.O.P. #IIB09-0003 a prisoner must be sanctioned to this program thru the prison’s disciplinary procedure in order that he is given some form of due process. Yet the majority of prisoners placed on this program have no disciplinary report in their institutional files that sanctions such a placement.” Travis writes, “we are kept in the program if we complain. It is of my opinion that I’ll be in this program even longer for this letter but people on the outside must know what we go through behind these walls.”

Conditions in the Tier Program are so notorious, Kelvin and Ladarius report that one man recently committed suicide when he was about to be placed in the program. They say that death followed on the heels of another suicide earlier this year, and Kelvin knows of at least two suicide attempts in addition.

Hunger strikers are demanding an end to the Tier Program. Kelvin writes, “I would like to see this program abolished and education, vocation, on job training programs become a top priority” because they “would prepare prisoners to take control of their lives and their future.” LaDarius is working to start a program called “Peace” which he hopes to be allowed to teach, to educate prisoners from different groups about “the senselessness in their nihilistic turf wars.”

To shed light on the conditions, Kelvin wants “an investigator from the U.S. Dept. of Justice to come and investigate and talk to me and all prisoners housed in this program.” He also encourages people “to contact their state representatives, their congressmen or congresswomen, the U.S. Dept. of Justice [human rights division] and impress upon them that this program and the effects of these torture chambers are unacceptable and must be ended.”