GA State Prison’s Administrators KKKonspire to Deny Prisoners Religious Freedom / “First Amendment! REALLY?!!”
by Kelevin J. Stevenson #570391
April 23, 2015
As of October 22nd, 2012, I qualified and began participating in the “Alternative Entry Program” due to my religious beliefs, I observe a restricted vegan diet and refuse to eat anything that is non-Kosher, animal or animal by-product, meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and any or all foods prepared or cooked with fire on the Holy Sabbath. On April 17th, 2015, I was informed by Brian Chambers, Unit Manager, Georgia State Prison Prolonged Solitary Confinement/Disciplinary Administrative Segregation [Tier Program] Coordinator, that he was informed by Chief Counselor Milton Smith and Warden Stanley Williams that I could NOT participate in the “Alternative Entry Program” until I had completed the Tier Program. This statement manifested from Brian Chambers due to my continued filing of grievances and hunger strikes I’ve been on since arriving at Georgia State Prison on December 23rd, 2014. I filed a grievance complaint on December 31st, 2014 for “Retaliation”/Retaliatory Transfer, due to the Special Management Unit, at Georgia Classification Diagnostic Prison in Jackson, Georgia, having and continues to have the “Alternative Entry Program” and Georgia State Prison does not, nor has it ever participated in the “A.E.P.”. This was a known fact before G.D.C. Administrators transferred me to Georgia State Prison.
Due to the fact that I refuse to eat these Kosher, non-vegan food trays I’ve lost over 30 pounds within the last 4 months.
I was transferred from S.M.U. due to my activism against human oppression and I constantly protested the inhumane mistreatment of prisoners housed at S.M.U. As a result, I was subsequently retaliated against and transferred to GA State Prison, which is a medium-minimum security level prison, but has a Prolonged Solitary Confinement/Disciplinary Administrative Segregation [Tier Program] that is more extremely restrictive than the S.M.U., which houses so-called maximum/high-maximum security prisoners [Supermax]. Pursuant to G.D.C.-S.O.P. IVL01-0027, the “Alternative Entry Program” is available to all inmates free of charge. It is a federally funded program, therefore, places no burden on GA Department of KKKorections. Yet, GA State Prisons’ Administration has taken steps to deprive me of my First Amendment Right to exercise my religious freedoms. Which makes me wonder and ask, “does the United States Constitution truly protect its citizens’ rights?” It is clearly and deliberately an attempt by Commissioner Homer Bryson, Rich Jacobs, Robert Toole, Stanley Williams, and, especially, the card carrying Ku Klux Klan Milton Smith and Brian Chambers to force prisoners either to participate in an unlawful Prolonged Solitary Confinement/Behavior Modification or be denied their right to exercise their religious freedoms. So, First Amendment-Really? Is my attempt to publicize how so-called Constitutional Rights doesn’t really exist for the common-man. AmeriKKKa allows the denial of a religious principle in order to oppress and no one dares question such an action! Any person with common sense sees that GA Department of KKKorrections’ Prolonged Solitary Confinement/disciplinary Administrative Segregation is a punishment measure, plain and simple. And sensory deprivation use is a part of its operation, so anything that a prisoner can hold onto physically, mentally, emotionally, and, especially, spiritually is taken in the guise of rehabilitation.
So, what should I do? Should I forfeit my religious faith, its dietary restrictions, and principles in order to engage in a program that oppresses and instills hate and violence in all prisoners subjected to this torture program? I refuse to take part in anything that is used to torture me or any others! Who knows, some of you or your children may one day become victims of this Tier Program.
Respectfully submitted this 23rd day of April, 2015
Jams Kelevin J. Stevenson #570391