“Defining GA.’s New Torture Tool!” Article by a Reidsville Prison Hunger Striker

This piece was transcribed from a handwritten letter from a prisoner in Reidsville’s Tier Program.

Defining GA.’s New Torture Tool!
Tier Program Admin Segregation

By: Kelvin Stevenson #570391 3/20/2015

I was asked by Comrade Adele, “What is the Tier Program?” The answer to this question is simple! It is the new name GA. Dept. of Corrections uses to torture prisoners (who are citizens of AmeriKKKa) in. In truth it is a Neo Nazi program invented in Germany during Hitler’s campaign of terror. It is new paint smeared upon an old decrepted evil, sounds good but still has the same inhumane intent. The tier program is the new name for “prolonged solitary KKKonfinement”. My knowledge of the tier program comes firstly from reading bayview news and MIM [under lock and key] specifically from comrades in KKKalifornia’s Security Housing Units, which have been fighting for decades to end the long term torture of U.S. citizens or second class citizens housed in these torture chambers. Now GA. Dept. of KKKorrections has adopted this program in order to oppress and program prisoners to become mindless twits or for a better word slaves, who have no will to challenge the deliberate violations of their 1st, 5th, 8th, and 14th amendment rights and the continued mental, spiritual, and physical abuse prisoners suffer each day as they are subjected to “no touch torture” or “sensory deprivations”.

As of December 9th 2010, GA. Dept. of KKKorrections has been on a “campaign of retaliation” for the prison strikes that manifested thru prisoners unifying from all fronts in order to demand that [educational programs, vocational programs, prison wages for work performed inside and outside of the prisons, nutritional food, and better living conditions etc.] As a result, GA. Dept. of KKKorrections retaliated in every way it could imagine. From prisoners being shackled and handcuffed in iron restraints, while KKKorrectional officers beat them with a claw hammer to being transferred to Special Management Unit in Jackson, GA and isolated without being given any form of due process. In 2012 all prisoners who were not afraid, went on “Hungerstrike” to protest against GA. Dept. of KKKorrections continued retaliatory actions. As a result of the media attention placed on commissioner Brian Owens and his subordinates. GA. Dept. of KKKorrections adopted and implemented the Disciplinary Administrative Segregation’s [Tier Program/Step Down Program]. Said program was implemented in Augusta 2013 and was modified and completed throughout GA. Dept. of KKKorrections in July 2014. Its stated purpose “(1) Create a managed and measured stratification oriented pathway for offenders to successfully transition from administrative segregation to lower security levels (2) The Most Important. Provides greater management and implementation of programming of long-trrm administrative segregation offenders.” [As I stated earlier, the making of a mindless and spiritless slave! To quote from Comrade Abdul Olugbala Shakur in a piece he did for Bayview News “What is Solitary KKKonfinement?”] “Isolation is still the quintessential criterion that helps to identify and define what what solitary confinement is, but in the 21st Century the answer is more complicated than just saying “isolated from all other prisoners.” The Prison Industrial Slave Complex in its modern state has veen able to achieve isolation on multi-levels. P.I.S.C. has mastered how to orchestrate conditions which identify and exploit multiplicity of the tactical mechanics of isolation. In dissecting the multiplicity isolation/solitary KKKonfinement, you will discover: (1) Social isolation; (2) Racial and cultural isolation; (3) Ideological and political isolation; (4) Religious and spiritual isolation; and (5) Geographical isolation. Each has both an internal and external component.” Simply put if I may, divide and KKKonquer thru Willie Lynch’s theory but amplified a million times over. The true purpose is of dual nature or function (1) to facilitate the isolation process as it pertains to precision targeting of a specific prisoner or group (2) to serve as a tactical instrument in service of the prison’s torture program.

As I write this, I realize now that to answer all your questions. I will have to do this in parts. How does a prisoner get placed in it? 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 instititional files that sanctions such a placement. Thus all are arbitrarily stripped of their 14th amendment rights! As to your other questions I will answer them in the next piece. Citizens with real concerns can 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. This is suppose to be an evolved civilization yet it seems like were living in a draconian society, ruled completely by neo facist slave holders! I suggest to all who read this investigate and do something to end human torture in AmeriKKKa.

Respectfully submitted,
This 20th day of March 2015
I am Kelvin J Stevenson #570391
GSP-2164 GA. Hwy 147
Reidsville, GA 30499


Part 2

As pointed out in part one, the stated purpose is totally different from the real purpose. Prisoners’ religious and political views are used against them in order to persecute them for participating and associating with other of similar beliefs, thus prisoners are labeled STG [security Threat Group] and arbitrarily denied their 1st amendment rights! The typical (24) twenty-four day goes with a breakfast tray filled with only half portions of the mandated food items thus being nutritionally unbalanced. If it is shower day there will be no outside exercise period. Administrators will come thru for a daily inspection and if a prisoner trys to speak to administrators, he will become the victim of a cell shakedown by the C.E.R.T. [KKKorrections Emergency Response Team] or the victim of a MK-90 riot gas spray if he and his roommate persist in exercising their right to speak and challenge this program. Then from noon to 1:00 pm lunch is served again with only half portions. Every so often, a KKKorrectional officer comes a does a group therapy session in which he or she stresses totally compliance to the Tier Program’s [debriefing and programming tactics] After listening to this officer drone on about nothing to compliant slaves, I shake my head and tell all in earshot not to allow themselves to be bamboozled! Then finally another half portioned dinner tray. When you look at the prisoners housed here, you can clearly see that all are malnourished! Now as for sanitation in this program it is nonexistent. 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. Two (2) men are being housed in a single occupancy cell and the cell doesn’t have a writing table or chair, and there is no flush button on the inside of the cell for the toilet. Who really wants to see, breath, and smell another human’s bodily waste? The banging, hollaring, and arguments are an increased form of noise torture and this is a (24) hour constant. The grievance procedure is practically nonexistant. Prisoners submit grievances and staff especially [Counselor Gates, Unit Manager Chambers, and Grievance Coordinator Milton Smith] make sure that they are not processed in order to keep the prison abuses covered up. GA. Dept. of KKKorrections works hard to keep this slave making program going. I would like to see this program abolished and education, vocation, on job training programs become a top priority in order to produce positive effects in prisoners lives. It must be remembered that the majority of prisoners being subjected to this torture program will be released back into society, to be more specific, back into your community. They will be filled with hate and violence!! Due to this ill-concieved program many will have lost all compassion for humanityand thus society is victimized by the slave trader’s inhumane treatment of AmeriKKKa’s citizens or second class citizens. What is solitary KKKonfinement? The answer is GA’s new tool for torture. Tier Program = prolonged solitary KKKonfinement which is a crime. “The Tier Program’s purpose is to destroy and/or sabotage the targeted prisoner or group’s primary outside support contact. This repression is the external component to social isolation. The internal component is basically placing a prisoner in a pod or unit with other prisoners who are openly ideologically, geographically, socially, or racially hostile to that particular prisoner or group.” It’s Willie Lynch’s Divide and Conquer. Tier Program is simply GA.’s new torture tool!

Respectfully submitted,
This 22nd day of March 2015.
I am Kelvin J. Stevenson #570391
GSP-2164 GA. Hwy 147
Reidsville, GA 30499