the strong rule the weak but the wise rule all: Martial law and coronavirus
qouted by the decease soulja George jackson: peace and greetings to my brothers behind the walls. the conditions of the coronavirus is getting serious and our place of confinement are well under the standards of sanitation to take this matter as a nonserious hazard. with our backs against the wall and the nature of this situation being a Just US case the unnecessary violence needs to cease my brothers. like the streets we are being killed off by our ignorance and through such process the family, friends, and asssociates left in society are vunerable and now must try their best to fend for themselves. they are too distracted to realize the systematic hands that push the depopuation agenda and where there is disorder an substantial order is established….the new world order, for those who cannot see the blind truth let me bring this to your attention. the law of necessity is in effect. martial law has been enacted every since the reconstruction era and the internal declaration of wars upon the social crisis such as poverty, crime, drugs, and gang violence. the levels has enhanced and now civil powers are over powered by the military powers of our established authoritarian. as the violence continues at the prisons with the national emergency also in place the institutional system increases the intensity of its response to violent erruption. military apparatus is now being equipped to our superiors and their subordinates and the power struck pigs become more intolerant of humane treatment. the prison will soon be concentration camps and as you can see state wide we are slowly being force to run our domain by the code of our customs. however, the question is will we continue to be damned by our ppl as well as ourselves due to the man who claims he rule the weak but he himself is being rule by the wise who realize he is weak by his own ignorance? open your eyes my brothers no matter what others state life will be we still have the power to mold our own destiny. peace and encouragement to all of the blaqmans around he state and the ppl of society who are enraptured in this life of war……in due time perserverance will prevail failure….
As I sit in the belly of the beast, I thank god that my cell’s window faces the east. Because each morning I’m awakened, I feel the light that fights through steel that’s forsaken. Here at Smith State Prison we’ve been on 24/7 lockdown for almost two weeks as a result of two black nations colliding against each other…again. I’m so sick of witnessing black brothaz stabbing each other ruthlessly. The sickening part of it all is that we are one culture, who is so confused and compelled by ignorance of one another’s belief systems that we believe it’s earning one side a rep if we beat, stab, and eventually kill the opposition. A brother was stabbed to death here four months ago and we was locked down for weeks. Then about two and a half months ago anotha young brotha was stabbed to death in the next unit over and we was locked down for weeks. Now they reported dozens of brothaz in three dorms being stabbed within a period of thirty minutes…14 days ago and we are back on lockdown once again! We are losing black lives and it is a serious time to ask ourselves if our lives really matter.
While the satanic and demonic evils creep through these barbed wires and razors in the form of a ice that we don’t drink, I beg of my black brothaz to remember our value. For so long we’ve cultivated a belief system that we need drugs to make money so we can have the things we and our family need. Far too long we’ve watched our parents and streets become hurt in life, then reach out to medicate the pain through drugs, alcohol, and violence. An even as we accept this way of existence, I stand alone to scream and holler out, “Fam, we dead ass wrong!” Our family, friends, and groups of other affiliations and religion people who condone this are also dead ass wrong! We are dying each time we fight to get that poison, sell that evil, or use that cold-hearted killa drug. Outside nations, cultures, and groups are shaking their heads at the destruction we’re focused on expanding. I ask you my brotha, do you know your value? Do you see the same value in that black man with a a red rag, blue rag, or under the cufi? If not, then let me be the first to keep it 1000 with you…because we see in others what we love or hate about our self! I can only hate the member of another group if H.A.T.E. is alive and being breeded inside of me. Many catz around you claim that they are not haterz, but their actions prove that they find reasons and excuses to lash out hatefully at another person or group. This is simply because hate has been stored up in their heart and mind so they quickly snap or slowly build up hated until finally they find a way and a target to unleash the inner-beast. Hostile Animosity Triggering Edginess We are inside these walls with many men who are on the edge of life. They are dealing with memories, habits, issues, and a lack of adequate counseling each day that they awaken. They’ve lost sight of home and the people they love very much, and they’re stuck in this cold place with only a shank and a faded dream of making it home. The hostility is a wall of what seems to be a protective cover for them. Animosity becomes the mask he wears to scare the next door neighbor with. This daily coping technique triggers within our brothaz an atmosphere of edginess and a “negative” is a skill cultivated most of the times. With this being the normalcy of what’s being breeded in our level 5 penz, we find our value extremely low. We easily lose respect for our elders, brothaz, and the next generation as they come in these wallz. A brotha who lacks respect for his culture has usually lost respect within his community and/or family ties. This state of mind leads to hate for the brotha sleeping in the cell next door to us. And hatred allows us to sell him a poison or call him a opposition and stab him many times…just because of a petty beef or disagreement.
In conclusion, it is my plea for us to move with love family, speak with healing. Sell store or create a hustle by investing in the local artist, poet, or kitchen man, Education of all the ways we can invest around us leads to options. Economic advancement is nothing if we can’t be proud of how we acquired the wealth. Political development means meeting the dorm leaders and seeing we can better the lives of everybody in the unit and then compound. Social development is being a mentor, wanting to interact in a meaningful way with elders, brothaz, and young guyz who can be inspired to create an atmosphere of love and know-the-ledge. …in Love and Service, Brotha Hest P.O.P.S. Movement (Prisoners Organizing Peace Programs)
Greetings friends, family of incarcerated luv ones. In Fall 2019 we will no longer be allowed to send / receive email from anyone not on our approved visitation list. There is now a spot for email address on the approval form. I just think that is TMI! What has that to do with the rehab of the offenders?
Not everyone has a visitor to begin with. I say that it’s a crude way to taint our reconciliation with society. Shout out comrade Shine White (N.C.). This isn’t just taking place in your state. In GA our trust funds have been restricted for more than 10 yrs. from family and friends. But now the through the commissioner’s office we are being barred from a simply electronic letter. With people who love us, care about us and support us with pics, videograms and words.
If this tactic excels I’ll go from 7 to 2 contacts. I’m indignant because my birth cousin who helps me with communication between my sick mother won’t be able to contact me anymore. In a world of modern technology snail mail is being becoming obsolete. Some offenders communicate with their child mothers, lawyers, cousins, school buddies, etc. through email. Do we see significance in this??
I spoke with a JPay rep and asked why the video visits become restricted to “approved visitors” only? Why aren’t we allowed pics of our wives/significant others in negligee? Why family/friends can’t fund our media account directly from the web? He said, quote “…All of these things are accessible in other states; but the GA DOC are the ones restricting us…” unquote.
So, Mister commissioner, why do you and your board of directors oppress us in this manner? Family/friends please contact the commissioner’s office and urge them to stop the madness!! For the welfare of the offender.
Commissioner Timothy C. Ward
404-656-2809 or 404-656-6002
Atlanta ABC and Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee have been collecting reports of abuses within the DeKalb Jail. One incarcerated man, HL, called a number that had been chalked on the sidewalk outside the jail on May 15. He wanted to publicize abuses but without his name attached since he is afraid of retaliation by guards. HL said that during the protest on May 15 guards came into the cells with paintball guns and threatened to shoot inmates for banging on the windows. During that protest, people incarcerated in the jail put signs up in the windows for the public to read. Some smashed holes in the windows and shouted to the protesters or attempted to pass messages and examples of the rotting food through. Another man who called ABC on May 21 says the windows have since been blocked by some kind of film, a sticky paper or plastic. Protesters tabling below confirm that the windows are opaque in a section of the jail facing the sidewalk. This will prevent imprisoned people from sending messages using signs or seeing the ABC number. The United Nations has a “Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners” signed by the US that requires windows to allow in fresh air, and keeping prisoners in the dark is also prohibited. ABC also received a report on May 17 that the lights in many cells are broken.
HL also reports that the jail is “nasty, there is mold in the shower. They feed us on brown trays they’ve had for probably 20 years. The trays themselves are moldy and smell bad.” The trays have holes in them that water seeps into when they get washed, so mold grows on the inside.
Sheriff Man, the administrator in charge of the jail, has said protesters are being unproductive because he says they do not file formal complaints. But reports from those who have tried to use the complaint system show it to be a sham. HL says he has complained via the kiosk and filed a formal grievance. No complaint number is given when a grievance is filed. It is supposed to take 14 days but actually takes 60 days to get a response. When a response is finally given, you are required to accept their answer no matter what and cannot complain again. There is a note that the issue is going to be addressed but no one ever actually follows up, and the issue is never addressed.
HL says the toilet in the cell works, but they lock the door to the cell during the day and the toilet in the commons area doesn’t work and overflows with sewage. He has digestive health issues and needs to use the toilet frequently and the broken toilet gets in the way of this and creates an unhealthy condition in the jail.
Protesters have been setting up tables outside of the jail and speaking to people coming out since mid-April. Last week they spoke to a Muslim woman who had been arrested for a traffic ticket a few weeks before and held overnight. Her headscarf was immediately confiscated when she arrived and was never returned. She also was served nothing but a pork sandwich which she could not eat, so she did not eat for her whole overnight stay before being bailed out.
Also on May 21, ABC got a
call from a Muslim man in DeKalb jail, KR. he reports that according to
regulations Muslims are supposed to receive meals before sunrise and
after sunset during the month of Ramadan, but they have not been getting
their trays until after sunrise. This means they’re not able to eat
before the day. KR says Muslims do not receive evening trays until 10
p.m. or later. This means they get one meal a day. The meal is supposed
to be larger for Muslims during Ramadan, who are only eating before
sunrise and after sunset, but they are not. It is the same meager tray
that the other prisoners get for each meal, and previous reports have
indicated that these trays are not enough food for the day even when
they receive three a day.
KR also says that about a week ago,
there were signs up in the common area saying not to drink the water or
shower in it, and it was coming out of the faucets brown. But there were
no signs in the cells themselves, so he woke up in his cell and did not
see the signs before he made soup with some from the cell faucet. He
says these signs were up once about a week ago and twice the week before
that. Water was provided in orange coolers in the common areas.
man wrote in a post card from the jail, “The officers don’t respond to
the call buttons and sometimes treat us inhumanely”. He mentioned mold,
poor food, and unfair disciplinary procedures as well. “Just because we
are inmates and prisoners our lives matter too!! It’s so much goes on
in between these walls it’s not being brought to the light!! I’m praying
and hoping I can change that!!”
Atlanta Anarchist black cross has been speaking to people outside the DeKalb County Jail and receiving numerous phone calls from inmates and their family members revealing abusive conditions within the jail. Although the phone originally used to accept calls from prisoners was blocked by the jail system, ABC got a new number and has been receiving multiple calls since. They include complaints of inadequate and inedible food, a rampant mold infestation, a standard practice of medical neglect, and violence and retaliation by guards against people who make complaints.
One woman who spoke to ABC on May 17th said she had to call repeatedly to demand that her son receive medical care that he had been requesting; it was one or two months before he received care. She did not want to give her name because she feared reprisals by guards against her son if she speaks out against the abuse. “I wouldn’t want anything to happen to him… You got to protect your loved ones who are in there, the guards can do anything at all.”
Her fear is not without grounds; guards retaliated violently against the men who sparked protests after photos of them with handmade signs went viral in April are in solitary. their families were not able to hear from them for a month after the photos went viral. when one of them, Darnell Thompson, was able to finally get a postcard out, he reported that his solitary confinement will last until June 7th. Other inmates reported that the three were beat up and had their cell ransacked after the photos went viral.
Another mother told ABC that her son was beaten by guards.
A third mother who spoke to ABC also chose to remain anonymous. She said her son has been told that they are going to stop him receiving his medications for bipolar disorder. She does not know why.
A fourth mother also reported making numerous official complaints against the jail and the mental health staff for refusing to take her son’s mental issue seriously.
An inmate named Matthew Burkins called ABC on May 17th. He said that he began having pain in his chest while breathing a few days after he was brought to the jail. He suspected it was due to the mold infestation. He spent four weeks making a medical requests every day or every other day. He experienced delays in being seen and when he did go to the medical floor they just checked his vital signs and made sure they were within normal limits and then decided that he was okay and sent him back to his floor without treatment. Burkins also reported that it was not until six weeks after he arrived at the jail that he began receiving his regular prescribed medication. The jail staff kept saying that they were unable to verify his prescriptions. It was not until he put in a request at the kiosk saying that he was suicidal that he finally began receiving them; he has been doing much better since. Burkins also said the light is broken in his cell and in many others, meaning that he is not able to study and prepare for his upcoming court case. He has filed formal grievances, but he says, “the grievances don’t mean nothing, they [guards] can get away with murder and still be working the next day.”
Another inmate who called and identified himself just as Victor says his area is on lockdown for 21 hours a day, and he is only out on the floor from 11 am to 2 p.m. Victor also says that the food is inadequate. Breakfast might be oatmeal or grits, and lunch goulash or chicken patties, just a sandwich for dinner with nothing to drink. Victor was also concerned about retaliation for speaking out. He said, “a lot of people come up in here missing, a lot of people come up in here dead. Especially if they don’t got no family” outside to advocate for them.
On Wednesday May 15, a spirited demonstration took over Memorial Avenue. The original ABC phone number was announced for protesters who got arrested to call for assistance with bail, and for people already in the Dekalb jail to speak out about conditions. One of the police at the protest made a show of listening to the number, writing it down and then making a phone call. Less than a day later, that number was blocked by the jail so that no one inside could dial out to it.
Shortly after the beginning of the demonstration, heavily armed police made four violent arrests. Protesters were thrown to the ground and charged with disorderly conduct and blocking a street or sidewalk.
During the protest, people incarcerated in the jail were breaking windows and attempting to pass messages through the holes to the crowd below. One person tried to pass out food to show how moldy and inedible it was. Others shouted out of the holes, one saying that a correctional officer named King was choking someone whose hands were cuffed behind his back. Others put up signs in the windows for the protesters to read, one said I love U.
The next night, May 16, there was another loud demonstration. Protesters banged on drums outside the jail, while inmates banged on the windows to the beat. Police outnumbered protesters by a factor of about two. The sidewalks were lined with barricades. A new phone number not yet blocked by the jail was written in chalk on the sidewalk so that prisoners on that side of the jail would be able to see it–several who called had seen it that way. The number has also been circulating in the jail by word of mouth.
Protesters have decided to return each day with a table and literature to speak to people coming and going from the jail.
On 10-4-2018, GA. Dept. of KKKorrections along with J-Pay / Securus Inc., will implement a protocol / policy “204.10” designed to limit the prisoners’ ability to communicate with the freeworld and those persons that keep a close eye on GA’s slave system. Prisoners will now be limited to only twelve (12) aproved persons that they’re allowed to send and receive emails to and from. It’s clearly an attempt to suppress the enslaved’s ability to communicate with people and organizations that can and are willing to provide help in exposing and fighting a system that is inhumane, uncivil, oppressive, and exploitive to the Common Man; especially those of low-income status and those people of color…
How can anyone, especially the enslaved prisoner justify spending their money with J-Pay / Securus Inc., when they take your family’s hard-earned dollars, then use their products to spy on them and oppress them?? The J-Pay kiosk and tablets are used by both Securus and GA Dept. of KKKorrections to hypnotize and misdirect prisoners’ minds from the true cause of their spiritual, mental, and physical torture. They use them to keep the enslaved submissive, docile, and controlled; yet the J-Pay system is propagated as a tool to help keep prisoners in touch with their families and the world at large. The reality of the matter is Securus is a corporation established by imperialistic / capitalists to monitor and target citizens of this American country and identify / target those members of this so-called civilized society that belong to groups or organizations that resist, rebel, and defy the imperialistic / capitalistic machine of exploitation, manipulation, and world oppression which keeps the white neo-fascist KKKrime in full operation and the white neo-fascist imperialistic capitalistic 1% in their positions of power….
Securus holds KKKontracts with GA. Dept. of Corrections for telephone commissary, J-Pay programs etc. These programs are closely monitored such as voice recognition software which is used on the phone system, facial recognition software used through video visitation, snap and send, and videograms. Therefore use of said programs allows law enforcement agencies (both Federal / State), between units, and the dept of KKKorrections the opportunity and ability to identify, target, torture, and destroy members of the revolutionary movement. The enslaved affiliation, family or organization anyone that may be active in protesting and fighting against the system of oppression. These tools are aggressively use as tools to neutralize any and all threats to this KKKonfederate slave system. Therefore the continued use of said programs by the enslaved prison population is extremely foolish!! Why would the oppressed / exploded, help the oppressor tax, exploit, and oppress themselves? Unless the oppressed / exploited loves and enjoys being oppressed / exploited. I along with many others have used aforesaid programs to reach out and contact persons in organizations that give support / help to expose and fight this KKKonfederate system of oppression; yet I will no longer use any of the programs due to the many negative elements attached to Securus Inc. And its J-pay subsidy. I further urge all awakened and revolutionary comes to go back to using the postal service and other means of communications, in order to keep their revolutionary organizations, affiliations, and family members safe from being targeted and neutralized. Word to the wise, big brother has a constant evil eye on all revolutionaries / world masses, so be wise and divest your funds from aforesaid oppressive / exploitive programs; in order to bring about a positive effect in the Revolutionary movement. In closing I send forth love and respect to all revolutionary comrades. Power belongs to the people!!
By: Charles Shepard AKA ‘Su’hayb’ So, I started doing time in 1997 and I have been in prison in Indiana, Oklahoma and Georgia. I’ve seen the system change for the worse. On both sides! The convicts became Inmates and the movement has slowly become restricted. Its called ‘controlled movement’. Georgia prison system is the most fucked up I’ve seen from every aspect, but especially the prisoners’ mind frame. They allow sex offenders in population; its cool to ‘kick it’ with the police; and the Muslims protect the trash. I am a Muslim, but took my shahadah on the streets. In Georgia prison system it’s ‘cool’ to masturbate in the day room when females are around. What the fuck is that shit?! Gang members change flags like I change socks.
These cats will snitch on a person just because they don’t have anything going on, just to try to move into their position, but they are green and broke. Shits crazy!
I’m in a high max unit called Tier III (SMU) and can’t even pass a shot of coffee without a rat puttin in a kite. Haters! The prisoners don’t get paid to work. Only get 2 meals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. No TV’s, hotpots or lamps on the store list. You can’t order books unless the money comes off of your account.
The prisoners wont stand up for shit, they mostly all have a slave mentality, they are afraid to be locked down. Just recently at Macon State Prison the warden came in all the dorms and told the Muslims they couldn’t pray in congregation and you know what happened? The brother had a meeting and said no one prays in the day room, pray in your cells! Are you fucking kidding me. I ask why and the response is we got too much to lose! Unfucking believable.
When I started doing time, you got your paperwork checked when you came in the door if you had fucked up charges- you gotta go! If you speak to a cop- you gotta go. If the police get slick with one prisoner – we ALL fall down, and if you don’t – you gotta go.
Georgia! Pick yourselves up! You gotta learn to sacrifice to get what you want. Everyone screamin Georgia on the map, but for what? Shootin your own? Snitchin on your own? Or maybe, the most sexual predators in the chain gang? Get it together!
Feel free to contact me at: Charles Shepard #1001527186 G.D.C.P.-SMU-LE208 P.O. Box 3877 Jackson, GA 30233
During the public comment section Meg Dudukovich said, “I became involved in the protests about the inhuman conditions at the Dekalb County Jail after I saw a series of social media posts depicting men incarcerated there speaking out about abuses and showing the moldy food. Their signs said help us we dying, need food, and we sleep and breathe mold. I got in touch with the mother of one of the men who has been calling attention to the abuses on social media. She says she has not been able to speak to her son since Sunday April 7, before her posts went viral. He is in solitary. She has heard multiple reports from other men jailed there that her son & the other 2 men in the posts had their cell raided, were beaten, had their heads forced into toilets, and were thrown into solitary under the pretext that they had a cell phone, which is untrue–the photos were screenshots from a permitted video visit. The mother of Darnell Thompson, one of the men in the posts, was unable to be here but sent these brief comments that I’m going to read now: ‘Why are inmates being stripped of their rights? My son, along with two other inmates, has been place in solitary confinement; their cells was swarmed and excessive force was used–for what reason? Produce evidence to show reason for the confinement. Since this post has went viral it is very evident that their reason for solitary confinement has been in retaliation; is it unlawful for inmates to take a stand for their rights to speak up against being subjected to abuse and inhumane conditions? I want to know the physical condition of my son and the other inmates since their reported attacks by officers from several inmates as well as an investigation of every officer involved. (I received a tip that officer “Jones” was one of the attackers). Why are guards abusing their authority to use excessive force on inmates that lead up to physical impairment or death? What happened to funds that was disbursed to fix the air quality in the jail to remove mold and fix plumbing? Are you aware of the man y deaths that have occurred in Dekalb County Jail and no further investigations have been pursued to give justice to families of their loved ones? Why are inmates medical needs being neglected?'”
Later, Adele MacLean said, “After we heard about the viral social media posts of prisoners begging for help with the inhumane conditions in the Dekalb jail, we have been speaking to people who have been inside or had loved ones inside, and collecting stories of mistreatment and neglect. Lynn from Mothers of Sons in Prisons is here to support. Almost everyone with experience of the jail tells the same story: horrifying conditions and physical abuse. Every person who needs daily medication to survive or avoid serious health problems that we spoke to reported days-long delays in receiving their meds, or never got them at all. – my friend was denied the right to speak today, but he’s here. He ended up in the hospital because was denied his seizure meds for–how many days Haroun?–three days.- I spoke to a woman who went 3 days without her blood pressure meds. I asked did you get sick, she said, “Yeah I got sick! What do you think would happen?” – I spoke to a person in the jail two weeks ago who had just witnessed a diabetic man get ill after going without insulin. he says you have to request meds via the kiosk, which has a sign that says it can take a week for your request to be seen. not processed, not addressed. there is no time frame posted for that. The other men imprisoned there had to shout at the guards to give him his insulin. I take daily medication, I imagine a lot of you do too. Any one of us could end up in there. Due to racial profiling and biased policing practices, some are at greater risk, but any of us or our loved ones could end up in there. For those of us who need meds, that could be a death sentence. Medical neglect is far from the only issue. The outright abuse needs to be addressed. the extreme efforts to silence the men who spoke out in the social media posts shows the length they go to to keep these problems from coming to light. They are clear that speaking out will be met with severe punishment. These brave men took their lives into their hands to bring our attention to these issues, so why are we still ignoring them? What has happened to these men? Why are they being held incommunicado? Why have their mothers been given no information about their whereabouts? Why has Malaya Tucker been banned from video visits with her son and anyone else? Can you all speak to this? What do you plan to do? Are there going to be investigations into the allegations of abuse, or are we going to continue to allow the abusers to brutally suppress any criticism?”
The chairman of the commissioners said “now is the time for public comment only. Commissioners can speak during the time allotted for that if they choose to address the issues.” MacLean replied, “I would very much like it if you would ‘choose to address the issues'”.
After the activists stood up to leave one council member approached them and asked for their contact info, saying he would speak to the Sheriff and ask about procedures for investigating complaints. However he did not offer his own contact info or make an concrete promises to follow up other than that he would speak to the sheriff.
Groups involved in protest plan to continue tabling and speaking to people outside the jail, and a public meeting is planned for April 27 at 6 pm at the Little Five Points Community Center on the third floor. Protesters plan a large demonstration for ‘fuk 12’ week, the week of May 12-18.
I done lost every thing and still I stand I done lost every one yet still I stand I done lost hope before but still I stand I done been through it all and I’m still standing. The judge sentenced me to life without But still I stand and I fight cause I know one day I will stand on my 10 toes back on the west side zone 1 Bankhead where my roots are for a better reason. To help others not go down my footsteps cause the streets don’t love no one and violence ain’t the way of life It only takes life. Black lives. And why we help knock our beautiful race off with black on black crimes. 90% of guys lock up for doing some to there own race! Today I stand on my 10 to be a leader and help make a change for black lives.
Listen we all were founded for a purpose. To be a family, To stand together against oppression. To help the youths avoid going thru what we’ve been thru. The system is corrupt and getting worse. We cannot and should not let the power and respect we have go to waste. It’s time to change in the south and be real Big Homies and Big Brothers. We must start now behind bars and change the minds of our youths. By showing them how to fight the system and oppression without physically fighting. And stop fightin and killin each other. Show them how to stand up for their rights the correct way. If change start now behind bars they will get out a man and help better those that are headed for confinement. If you got any type of respect or power, Please join hands with me and others to make a change, lets not keep leadin these younger brothers where we are or have been. We need them to be better than we was or are today. If you’re reading this and are any type of member it starts again with you. I’m OG DRO from Augusta, GA. Join hands with me and others to lead these younger brothers away from prison.