Prisoners in Georgia are on strike! When we heard that people in Georgia State Prison near Reidsville, GA were participating in the national prison strike, we wanted to show our solidarity.
As we placed our banners, we heard many car horns honking in support. Awareness and support for the strike is spreading!
In 2010, prisoners all across the Georgia prison system coordinated an uprising which spanned many facilities and involved cooperation between prison organizations and between black, Latinx and white inmates. They brought the prison system to its knees. Now, inmates are Georgia State Prison are continuing this tradition of resistance in Georgia. We stand with them.
Prisoners: when you fight inside the walls, we will fight along with you on the outside!
Isolated island like, sitting ominously on a little more than an acre of land and enclosed behind several barbed wire fences stands a torture chamber known as the Special Management Unit (S.M.U.)
This morbid looking structure is home to up to 192 souls who are alleged to have committed an assortment of prison infractions or who have simply been designated as individuals of notoriety by the Georgia Dept. of Corrections.
Admission into this draconian abode often comes absent of even the most basic fundamental due process of law protections as many inmates are essentially kidnapped and sent to the S.M.U. At the mere whim of prison wardens across the state.
To assign the word “appeal” to the process that inmates have at their disposal to challenge placement in the S.M.U. does the very word a grave injustice.
The so-called appeal is nothing but a thinly-veiled, empty and meaningless farce as field operations manager, Belinda Davis, responsible for the processing of these appeals rarely if ever bothers to answer or issue an inmate a response to their written appeals. Let alone conduct a legitimate review as to the validity of the reasons for an inmate’s internment.
Once encased inside this house of horrors a person can expect to languish inside it for four, five, even six years or more of practically 24-hour a day solitary confinement experiencing physical, mental and psychological torture in its purest form!
While there are certainly aspects of the S.M.U. which inherent to its construction render it inhumane and cause its punishment design to be of a medieval type, the real malevolence of the S.M.U. is directly attributable to those who operate it on a day-to-day basis.
The S.M.U. administration is composed of three classic house negroes; Superintendent Michael Cannon, Deputy of Warden William Powell and unit manager George Ball. In concert with one another, this sadistic trio ensures that inmates under their supervision experience the absolute worse that humanity has to offer.
Inmates under their care are prohibited from enjoying any outside recreation time for an automatic three-month period of time when first admitted to the S.M.U. This despite the S.O.P. policy requiring every inmate receive a minimum of 5 hours out of cell rec. per week.
These three orchestrators of misery through their non-intervention and subtle direction allow a Gestapo like atmosphere to fester inside the S.M.U. in the form of numerous physical beatings suffered by inmates at the hands of prison staff.
Inmates housed in the S.M.U. are fed animal-like as meals are served in child-sized, thin styrofoam trays, where food items are often mixed together, cold to the point of congealment and severely under proportioned.
Even the very core of the Tier III Program in the S.M.U. which is based upon a gradual increase in relation to an inmate’s behavior and compliance to rules is subjugated by the administration as inmates who have earned certain privileges do not receive them.
The S.M.U. administration’s indifference to inmates’ health is manifest in delayed or blatantly substandard medical care.
The administration also places inmates safety in constant peril as they ignore the widespread practice of officers essentially abandoning dorms and falsifying cell check documentation. It is not uncommon for officers who have been assigned to work in dorms to disappear for two, three, sometimes four hours. When the officers do show up and make their rounds they routinely sign the “cell checklists” multiple times at once giving the impression that their required 30 minute cell checks were performed.
While there has been an onslaught of attention focused on the many deprivations of the S.M.U. by various media outlets lately, I wonder how much longer it will take before the brutality and inhumanity being inflicted upon myself and other inmates here comes to an end?
I wonder when the Georgia Dept. of Corrections hierarchy will have an epiphany and recognize that the S.M.U. is an innate object and that those who they have assigned to operated are responsible for its cruelty?
I do know that the arch enemy of evil is light. The light of exposure to its darkness!
Thus, I encourage anyone who believes that all human beings deserve humane treatment to utilize whatever resources at their disposal to expose the S.M.U. for what it truly is.
at Hays State Prison
Where is the Modern Moderation
I see the nation is focus on the cruel i.C.E. project The prisonercrats are implementing all around the land of moderation. Conflictive by nature let us break down its ruse components. Disrupting The chosen prospects’ family structure weakens the race traditional ethnics. The victims are now mentally depressed and vulnerable to situations that causes social psychosis. Now the dysfunctional families are venturing through the many paths of America Warfare. The prisoners are held captive behind the walls of concentration camps. Others will venture to the life of crime to meet the ends of premature death of mass incarceration. Others will veer off to to the lane of intoxicated suicide consuming the substances of debilitation. The successful few will become fellow capitalist expanding the customercy rate across the nation and its neighbors. The concept of capitalism prevent the understanding of equality set in the states of the deforming nation of people. The few to exceed are imbalance because one fraction compromises to the new order while the other works toward independence and self-reliance. Disunified and slow in productivity as a collective the nationality is accustomed to the New Order. One nation at a time the current establish divides and conquer. How can Black America be so blind to the fact that history is repeating itself. Same establishment, same order, but a new nation of people – if you question what our history would be to witness – just focus on the nature of the immigrants who are our common kind with a common interest.
This is racial cultural genocide
Greetings comrades, since around 2006-07 throughout Augusta Atlanta and Savannah Georgia; City officials have been “closing down” its government-funded housing projects. When I first noticed this regime, I didn’t fully know the reason why? I thought that it was because of the violence within said communities… Wrong!
There was a bigger play at stake. GENOCIDE!! The longtime residents of Gilbert Manor, Underwood Homes and Cherry Tree Crossing in Augusta. Bowen Homes, Perry Homes, Carver Homes of Atlanta, Strapmore, Hitck Village, and Garden Homes in Savannah were forced into homelessness!!
Unjustly displaced from their longtime homes for money interest and population controlling methods. I had this conversation with a decent minded individual and he said that the government didn’t leave us without homes… I agreed to an extent, because they do give vouchers for Section 8. But in the neighborhoods that accept them, the cost of utilities outweigh the funds available.
Housing: land as a human right for all semicolon not a privilege and the city’s plans to redevelop and gentrify these cities of Georgia as well as the entire U.S. as a whole is contradictory. It was already a struggle for survival in America, that is why are Urban Housing Development was created. The struggle continues today, so what would give the capitalist class enemy be ideal that going from $150.00 rent to $300.00 with 200.00 utilities to 600.00 utilities wouldn’t be compromising to the individual??
The labor aristocracy are moving into the redeveloped communities and overtaking the neighborhoods and their cultural diversity. They’re setting back or struggle another 20 years. It’s like giving us rope to pull ourselves in, but then snatching the rope back. Violence is violence whether it be within the urban community or Parkland High School or the Middle East. We are a nation: a group of people on one piece of land with a common economy, common language, and national psychology. Black, white or brown. We can redevelop our own hoods one at a time. All it takes is the vision. The hardest and longest part of walking a mile, is take the first step.
If not us; who? If not now; when??? J.F.K. peace comrades of struggles. Good work to BLAQman sear and Ocki Khalil… I’m witcha! KING COE tha Great!!
Protest at the federal courthouse to demand that the charges against the remaining J20 defendants be dropped!
Meet at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and rally 5pm: 75 Ted Turner Drive SW
230 people were mass arrested during demonstrations against Donald Trump’s Inauguration. The arrests were made by use of a “kettle” technique, trapping everyone on a street and arresting en masse. 214 of these arrestees were charged under the Federal Riot Statute. On April 27th 2017, multiple additional felony charges were added. One trial group was acquitted of all charges, and the Attorney’s Office dropped charges against an additional 129 defendants on January 18, 2018. After it was disclosed that the prosecution covered up evidence that would have helped the defense, another round of dismissals followed. There are still close to 40 people who are being prosecuted with multiple felonies and face up to 60 years in prison.
The unsoothing sight of an unsettling picture welcomes misery in this traumatized moment. Silently we reflect on the things that brought us happiness and joy rather than the possibility of a future that offers discomfort.
The sudden sounds of distress piercing the tranquility of one’s mental solitude often times shatters what hope remains for reformation and rehabilitation, disrupted by the mighty roars of the affects of suffering from incarceration.
The root of our shortcomings has introduced us to a world of violence, racism, corruption, deprivation and other injustices. But recapturing an accurate understanding of black history could excite transitioning if we’re lucky.
Coming to fruition, surrounded by chaos, is a positive awakening, stemming from decades of my people participating in our own dehumanization, ridding ourselves of all senses of humiliation.
It wasn’t by chance that we were born blacc in America, where we’re considered pariahs defined by our skin color by a system of white supremacists who set traps to dismantle us.
It is only necessary we determine the content of our character by replaying the history of our lives as well as those of our ancestors, present times used to bring awareness to our youth of future scenarios.
How much work is required to repair the damage done? Where there’s a lack of fire in the drive of our adolescent sons, death or incarceration will be the outcome once that candle has burned…
My name is Charles Shepard #1001527186. I am housed in the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison – Special Management Unit (SMU).
Anyhow, there is a class action against this prison headed by Human Rights Attorney Ryan Primerano, phone # (404)688-1202 extension (404)688-9440.
I hate the system! Have been fighting them for almost 20 years. Anyhow, I have organized a hunger strike involving approx. 8 inmates, with more to join. This will start 1-30-18. I need the public to know. I will try to explain our situation, my hands hurt as I have been writing all day.
We are not receiving Recreation at all. Some people do, but the majority of us have been placed on Red. Restriction which is illegal. When you first arrive here, you don’t receive it at all for 90 days.
Our property is held for 90 days. Religious, legals, personal mail, hygiene. We don’t receive proper cell sanitation. Our food portions are very small. Our counselors don’t come around when they are supposed to. We are not given books to read. And many other issues.
I was told a little about what you do and am very interested in getting involved. I’m down to 18 months left, but have some new bogus charges that I’m representing myself in. I’m 37, white male, associate’s degree in psychology; theology and currently studying law; language; Islam and electronics. I’m very intelligent and hate the government. I am a Muslim (not a terrorist) I am actually Sunni. I am very interested in corresponding with anyone who wants to and can discuss just about any subject, will accept mail from any race, religion, sex or creed.
Please do what you can to get my info out there in the mainstream. Mailing info:
Charles Shepart #1001527186
GDCP SMU LE 208
P.O. Box 3877
Jackson, GA 30233
Higher elevation to the comrades behind enemy lines at Jackson State diagnostic prison. I can readily sympathize with Rocky Loc and prayers have been submitted for your liberation. I have been victimized similarly with tactical, oppressive, malevolent and unsanitary, unsafe unconstitutional, inhumane living and starvation while serving time in GSP from 2012-2016. Your voices are heard my brother. Never feel that you are alone. LT Russo and his higher compatriots will receive their just rewards.
I will aid you in destroying these imperialistic slave plantations. For now; I must remain anonymous. To each and every one of you Uncle Tom prisoners that wash your brother’s trays with a water hose and fail to stand up or sit down to build an equipped complex or have that entire Plantation close down and condemned: YOU are ENSLAVED and don’t even know it!
The comrades who I’ve bid with wouldn’t last 30 days there. Too much unity and heart amongst us. Every guard that has forced your brethren to eat food off of molded and fungi laced trays; a straight up BITCHES!!
Do you know that you’re paid to enslave your own people?? How can you face your own family knowing that you are abusing and slowly killing a mother’s son or A daughter’s father? You are helping kill off your own seeds. What an idiot you are! So much deaf, dumb, blind stupidity you possess. That you are no better than a misled and unguided gangbanger that robs and kills his classmate for a pair of Jordan’s.
Brethren in SMU: first of all congrats to the ones who made it out and are being housed elsewhere. Walk light gentlemen. No matter what race, color, or creed believe that justice orgs are taking notice within Georgia. Slaves are being freed and are exercising their rights to help us liberate the imprisoned from the clutches of capitalistic imperialism. We are becoming one across all walks of life.
With each stroke of our pens; each book read; each lock of wisdom passed down; each prayer sent up above; each mind awaken; we are chipping into the iceberg. We are united in the living tombstone of slavery in modern mankind. Realize, Mr. Officer that the ILLUMINATI is going to discard your carcass once you have served your purpose in their evil diabolical plot of New World Order domination. The journey continues…