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PREA/AGGRESSOR: AN ODE TO VIOLENCE

By: King Coe

Here I will describe a flawed committee called: Classification, in which prisoners are housed in like dormitories and/or cells with similar prisoners according to crime, age, size, height, and affiliations. All which basically means that our lives are subject to be taken at any moment because the system is so flawed.

In the GDC we have what is called ”Jscribe”. And it is a computer file that possess our entire institutional record and the classification ”committee” uses the info to assign us details and housing status. It consists of from my knowledge: D/W of C and T, Captain, Chief Counselor, an L.t. and a Sgt.” But prisoners aren’t given the opportunity to be present at there convenings, at least not here. There is a ”blue strip” that is in constant motion across the top of each prisoners page which identifies certain ”security risks or medical issues, etc.” that apply to that person. For instance  I’ve saw some that say: Learning Disability, do not house with codefendant (which can’t be too accurate because I was housed with my codefendant at 2 different prisons) and Vegan Menu. But one that I saw in 2011 said: Do not house with prea victim, such and such. At the time I was slightly familiar with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. But ignorant of the ”Aggressor” label. When I saw my file in 2018, I did not see this ”tag” but somehow, I seem to only be placed into these Prea/Aggressor dormitories from prison to prison within the last 4  and  1/2 years. Georgia, Hays, Macon and Hays State Prisons. So, I inquired about it. I believe that I’m old enough, wise enough and have been in the system long enough to be able to be removed from these atrocious environments. It is stereotypical to house prisoners in this extremely stressful capacity when everyone overall, in some format, qualify to be house in a close-security prison. I’ve been in prison for 10 years. I’m 35 and tired of these dormitories. If I have managed to survive this dangerous lifestyle over this amount of time without major incident: is it safe to say that I’m capable of upgrading my living arrangements? When will I be housed in a more safer and sane dorm? My work, respect, image, ethics, presentation, institutional record all speaks for itself. By response to my inquiry, as of 4-15-18 I was removed from the aggressor label. I’ve been to Tier 1 on 2 occasions but was still placed in one of the aggressor dorms. But the irony about this system is that while though my dorm is considered  the worst on the compound  miraculously we have the least violence throughout the entire prison and more targeting from administration for just being who we are: the stereotypes, outcasts, thugs, gangster, hoodlums, criminals, addicts or whatever you feel the need to label us? Think about?

“I fight to keep that small piece of me alive.” Rape and minors in adult facilities

To whomever may read and understand this,
I will start this off by saying that my name is Lakendrick Demond Davis. I am 36 years of age. I have been locked up since I was twelve years old. I am writing this because I want parents, brothers, sisters, aunt’s, uncle’s, and anyone else who want’s to know how prison is destroying the youth at a young age. You tell me how can a person fix themself to send a child to a grown man facility. The world ask can you be a product of your environment and the answer is yes. I am living proof of that. I have never been with a woman but I like women, but think on this, I been with another man who throught himself a woman. The prison that I started at was Lee Arendale State Prison A.K.A. Alto. If you was not fucking then you was the man, but if you were getting fucked then you was a bitch. This is how my life turn out. When I turned 17teen years old I was sent to general population. I was sent to what you would call a thunderstorm, where two days after I came into the dorm 5 guys came into my room and asked me was I going to fuck or fight. I was so scared that I fought out of fear and when I knew that I had no win. When things like this happen were do a child go for help. You don’t, you take the law into your own hands. Now you become a bigger threat to the people in the free world, because you are scarred and hurt. If you do not know how to deal, tell me what do you become? I will tell you, someone who is angry all the time. Someone who hates, is not sure of himself, who sees blood and want to hurt someone if he is touched wrong. He starts to force himself on others, because he is fighting a goddamn war within himself and can’t control it. Now the world is black to him and everybody is a enemy. The world says that eight out of ten will return to prison, but ask them why and what are they doing to stop it. You put kids in the savage lands and tell them to survive what will they become. Savages!!! The system will take from the youth and keep destroying their hopes and dreams until someone speaks up about it and mean it. Just think how I will react when I’m out. What good will I be to a woman, with my mind fucked up like it is? My soul is calling out for help, but I wonder will anybody answer. I am tired and want to rest and not get up, but I keep fighting cause I can’t give up and I know that God has a purpose for me. I want to help wherever I can. I do not wish for anybody else’s child to go through what me and my family has gone through. The child that I was and that is inside of me is leaving, but trying to hold on. If the child vanishes then I am dead, so I fight to keep that small piece of me alive.